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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
page 54



The day that Barrois des Barres returned to Paris, to tell his lords that fir Oliver de Cliflbn was not at ' Montlhery, the two dukes faid,—; * Barrois, fet out to-morrow very early, and ride to Auneau.. We have heard the lord de la Ritiere is there. Demand to fee him from us and from the council, spd manage fo that you give a.good account of him when we fhall require it from you/ Sir Barrois, having promifed obedience, rode the next morning with his men at arms to Auneau, near to Chartres. It has a handfome caftle, which the lord de la Riviere received in marriage with his wife the lady of Auneau, and he had greatly improved both the caftle and lands. He was much-beloved by his vaflals, whom he treated with af-fectionate care. The commiflioners fent by the dukes, on their arrival at Auneau, executed their qrders on the lord de la Riviere, whom they found with his lady and children. He was cxpe&ing fuch a meflage, for he had already learnt that fir John le Mercier and the count de Ribadéq were in prifon, and that the* conftable had fled from Mont-lhery to a more diftant and fecurc caftle. Thofe who had brought him this intelligence faid,—c Sir, fave yourfelf ; for the envious, who M this prefent govern, are againft you, and fortune has turned with them/ To this he had replied,-^-f Here and every where elfe I am in the power of God : if I fly or hide, I fhould accufc myfeif as guilty of crimes of which I feel myfeif incapable and innocent. God has given mt all I poflefled, and he may take it from me whenever he pleafes : • ' / to 0


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