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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.11

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.11
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fo be his was claimed and fcized by the two re* gents. He was afterwards côtainîttcd a prifoner to the caftle of the Louvre, as was in like man-per le bègue de Vilîaines, count de Ribadéo in Spain. * They fent to the hôtel of Montagu, but found no one, nor could they leàrn whither he was gone, and with this they were forced to be fatisfied. Inquiries were made if fir Oliver de Cliflbn were in Paris, and orders were fent to his hôtel for him to furrender himfelf a prifoner in the Louvre : but no perfbns was at his hôtel except the houfe-fteward, who could not give any intelligence con-cerning him. Two days paffed before it was known that he was in his caftle of Mondhery. The two dukes,. impatient to lay hold on him, ordered inftantly Barrois des Barres, fir John de Châteaumorant, the lord de Coucy and fir William de la Trimou-ille to colleft three hundred lances, and faid to them,—€ March with this force without delay to Mondhery, inyeft the town and caftle, and do not leave it until you fhall bring us Cliflbn dead or alive.* ' The kntghts obeyed, as was their duty, for the government of the kingdom was now in the hands of thefe two dukes, and they left Paris with their three hundred lances, not all at once, but in five fcparate bodies, ' that their departure might be the Jefs noticed. God, however, aflifted the corf-fable ï and he had fiich good friends among this armament, that he was punctually informed of its departure. 43


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