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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 193



mi fcHy pardoned, the day the peace was (igned by your anceftor at Calais.' - • c War was afterwards renewed with bitternefs between the two countries, through faults and de-ceptions 'on each fide ; for, when the prince of Wales returned from Caftille to Aquitaine, a fet of people, called Companions, the greater part of whom were Englifh,, or Gafcons dependant on the king of England or the prince, colleéted together and entered France, without the fmalleft title of reafon, and carried thither a more difaftrous war than the preceding one. They called the king-dom of France their manor, and were fo deter-mined on mifchief there was no refitting them: for this reafon, when the realm was fo oppreffed, and the evils daily multiplying, king Charles, fon to king John, was advifed by his vaBah to provide a remedy, and oppofe fuch conduit by open war tfr otherwife. , -c Many great barons of Gafcony at diis time allied themfelves with the king of France, whom the prince of Wales, who ought to have been their lord, wanted to opprefs and bring more -under his power, as they faid and wanted to prove by various faéfcs, but which they would not longer fuffer. They made war on the prince, in confor-mity to their appeal to the king of France, mh% by the advice of his council, joined them in order to get rid of thefe free companies that ravaged France. Many lords, towns and caftles turned to che king of France from the gppreffions they la-boured


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