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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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• m1 ducftcfei of * Orleans and other ladies, who thus paflèd the winter nights. {: At this feafpn, the vifcoiint de Châteaubon came to Paris, 1» do homage'to the-king for the coynty ©f Fobc, which he inherited as legal heir to Gaftoh de Foi% and which was a fief dependant on France. $carn is an indépendant ftate, and the lords of it owe fervice to none other lord but God, notwith-standing the* claims the late prince of Wales, of happy memory, ui^ged againft Gafton de Foix, the lace lord of Beam. ' The prince pretended it was dependant on Aquitaine, but the count dc Foix denied the fad. To fay the truth, all thefc claims of the prince were kiftigaccd through the count John d'Armagnac^ as has been already told, fa that I (hall now pafs the matter over. When the vifeount de Châteaubon, whofl! henceforward I fhall call count de Foix, came to Paris, he brought a Confia with himt a baftard-fon-of the late count, called Evan de Foix, a hand-fome and, accomplished knight, whom his late father would have willingly made his heir, with his brother Gracien, that was jiow with the king of Navarre, but the barons of Beam would . not content to it. The matter, therefore, remained unfetded,. for the count, as you have feen, died fuddenly. On fir Evan bang introduced to the kjtig» \t. took a great liking • to him,, for he was wonderfully haodfome and well made j.hc was beftdes of the fame age with the kingVahd the afj&trs of the vifcQunc de Châteaubon were bene-, fifgd by; this friendfliip, as, they were the more fpeedily


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