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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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CHAP. -XII. THE TRUCE IS PROLONGED BETWEEN FRANCE AND ENGLAND. THE VISCOUNT DE CHAS-TE L BON DOES HOMAGE fcOR THE COUNTY OF FOIX TO THE KING OF FRANCK. ' I aO continue this noble and pleafant hiftory, undertaken at the requcft and pleafure of that libéral and potent prince, my very dear lord and patron, Guy de Chaftillon, count de Blois, lord of Avefnes, Chimay, Beaumont, Schoenhoven and Turgow, I John Froffart, prieft and chaplain to my very, dear lord before named, and at the time treafurer and canon of Chimay and Lille in Flan-ders, fet myfçlf to work at my forge, to produce new and noble matter relative to thte wars between France and England and their allies, as clearly ap-pears from the various treaties which are of this date, and which excellent materials, through the grace of God, I fhall work upon as long as I live » for the more I labour at it, the more it delights me, juft as a gallant knight or iquire at arms, who loves his profeflion, the longer he continues it, lb much the more delegable it appears. You have had it before related in thefe chroni-cles, that a truce had been agreed on for three years at Leulinghen, between France and England ; that ambaJladors from France, namely the count de Saint Pgl and the lord de Châteaumorant, had brought 63


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