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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.12

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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.12
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no pendants, nor the townfmen. This the muûiéâ the French lords, and captains of the men at arms* fwore faithfully to obferve. When this was done, the army entered the town, and lodged them-felves at their eafe, for it was large enough, and took off all obftructions on the Rhône and at the gates, to allow free liberty for the entrance of provifions. Pope Benedid was much caft down when he heard that his cardinals and the townfmen had con-cluded a treaty with the marihal of France, with-out confulting him. He faid, he would never furrender fo long as he had breath, and (hut him-felf up in his palace, which is very flrong and handfome, and eafy to be defended, provided it be well ftored with provifions. The pope fent off letters by meffengers, before the marfhal en- . tered Avignon, to the king of Arragon, humbly « entreating hini) to come and fuccour him in his diftrefs, and to fend him men at arms fufficient to oppofe the marfhal of France. He added, that if he could be extricated from the fituation in which he was, ar\d conveyed to Arragon, he would eftablifh the holy fee at Perpignan or at Barcelona. The king of Arragon carefully perufed thefe letters, but paid little attention to their contents. He faid to thofe near his perfon,—c What ! does this prieft fuppofe that I am to involve myfelf in a war with the king of France, to fupport his quarrel ? I fhould indeed be very blame-worthy, were I to interfere.' c Sire/ replied his knights, € what


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