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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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m mifljoners fent from town to town, .aflcing af»f flr Oliver cfe Cliflbn, but without ever finding him, or having any other anfwers. At length being tired of the purfuit, they returned to Paris, and related theiç ill fuccefsj! and the tricks the conftable'$ ya£» fais had played thçm* Thofe who had accufèd him, and wifhed his condemnation, would not that he had a&cd otherwise, for now they faid, they would have inftant judgment, and hejhould be treated ac-» cording tq his deferts. * * They publicly fummonçd, by order of parlia* ment, fir Oliver de Çliflbn in all legal form, aU lowing the ufual interval between e^ch fummons^ to prevent thofe attached to him from faying that hatred or malice had qutftripped juftice. After every adjournment was completed, without any in-telligence received from him, and after he had been fommoned firft at the door of the chamber of parliament, then publicly gt the gates and on the fteps of the palace, with every ufual folcmnity, without any anfwer being returned, a mqft cruel fentence was pafled by the court. He was banifbed the kingdom of France for a falfe and wicked traitor to the crown, condemned to pay a fine of ope hundred thoufand marcs of filver, for the extortions which he had fraudulently and wickedly committed in former times, as well ia the office of conftable as in the exchequer and elfewhcrç, and to be deprived for ever of the,office of conftable of France. The duke of Orleans was invited by thç court to • x ' be


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