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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 142



Secondly, the lord de la Barde/ the lord de la-Taridëi the lord de Pititerne, the lord de Châ-teauneuf, the • lords • de Levefque and de Copanc, the chief' magiftratcs of1 Bordeaux, Bayonne and Dax, were come to England, and gready perfe-cuted the king, fine© his return from Irelarid, for ^nanlkeir to'their petitions and remonftrances, on the gift the king had made his uncle, the duke *hf Lancafter, of all Aquitain, widi ks lordfhips, baronies; and dependences, • which -hid appertained to the king and crown of England. 'The above^» mentioned lords, and principal citks and towns in Aquicainei maintained that fuch a gift could not be made, and that it wafc null ; for thai tht whole of Aquitaine was a • fief depending iblely on the crown of: England, and that they would never eoafent thus to* be' disjoined from it, t They had made feveral reàfonable propofitions for an ac-commodation, which I will relate in proper time andplacé. .1- • • * - -• . In order that? thefe matters might be more fully confideitd,. and indeed they required it, the king had fummoned the principal barons and prelates of the: real ni to anebrJhim oh Magdàlçn-day, at Ms palace'jaf^lthaihi fçven mile* from London, end thp fame diftance from Dartford. On the fourth day after the king's arrival, when I learnt chat he, his council and the duke of York were 'gboiif to quiç Leeds caftle and go to Rochefter, ii\ j&çir way to Eltham, I fet out in their company, 134


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