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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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. mes via fabdfes -on tbf people, and, by varions means, extorted great wealth from their fubjc&s.. They had their towns garrifoned with foreign mer-ccipricsi Germans, French, Bretons, Englifh, and _ from every nation except Lombardy, for in' the Lombards they had no confidence. Thefe fol-tfiefs were regularly paid every month, and wert much dreaded by the people, for none dared to oppofc them. When any of the neighbouring lords ventured to refift their encroachments, they took a fevere revenge, and deftroyed feveral, that rOthers might take warning. t, If he inhabitants of their towns were under fuch ^we, that they pofleffed nothing but through the good pieafure of fir Galeas and fir Bernabo, and thofe wlio were rich they taxed three or four times a year. They faid the Lombards were too proud pf their riches, and good for nothing unlcfs kept under, fbbjeftion. They were indeed fo by them, for none dared murmur or fay a word againft any of their commands. The two brothers married nobly, but they bought their wives from the wealth of their, people. Sir Galeas efpoufed Blanche, filler to the good count of Savoy : before he had his confent,. he gave htm one hundred thoufand ducats* Sir Bernabo parried in Germany a fifter to the duke of Bruijfwick, and did not pay a left fum than his brother had done.* • They had many Galeas Vifcond married Blanche of Savoy 10th September Bernabo Vifcontl married Beatrix Scaligera, through pride called Region, 17th September 1350. - , 4*derfon*i Royal Gmmkghs* . • chil-


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