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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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mi thefe two dukes were brothers german, by father and mother, to the duke of Lancafter., rThe duke of Lancafter fent part of his coun-cil to Bordeaux, to inform the mayor and ma* giftrates of his coming and the caufe of it. They wtre grtàtiy fhrprifed on heating it ; but, iiôtwkh-Aanding, they well fêafted the commîffibnfcrs he had fent, in hoftôttf to the king, to whom they owed ferVice àlid obedienee. They dêîlfed time to confide!- of their anfwer, which being granted, they replied, that the duke of L&vcafter, as fon to kin& Edward Of happy memory, who had been their tord, Was welcome, but not in any other ca-parity, as they had not as yet fufficiently weighed the matter tô determine Oh receiving him as theif Ibid j for tàrifr fovertign, king Richard, to whom tbeyhad iWorft fealty* had not acquitted them of their obedience. Thé duke's Commiflioners re* plied, that as tô this# the duke would take upon him^lf to fàtisfy thçm they fhould neVer have any trouble frbm his nephew the king of England, %4icn thofè of Bordeaux faw themfelves thus fiarcOy preffed, they made another excufe byTay-Ing^1 Gendemen,' the grant we perceive includes pot 01% us but the cities of BayOnnê and Taxt ind the prelates and barons of Garfcohy ho are Vn4er the obediçnce of the king of England, r ' GQ to thèm^ and m they àiall regulate wê yviif do th^ famtv The commiftioners, not being able to1 get any other anfwer, left Bordeaux, and returned to #iç ààç Qf ÏMçMa ai'libounfe • '.'.„"m! ISS


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