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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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M» with him fir Rfgbuld d'Efpagnç, Barrais dc§ Bancs, and other barons and prelates, who knew how to negotiatethat his brother of Berry fhould go into Poitou, and hover over the borders of Saintes, Blaze and Mirabel, in order that, if thofe of Bourdeaux fhould be inclinée to enter into any treaty, they might be received $ for we muft gaia them now, or never/ Thefe propofitfons of the duke of Burgundy were hçzrd attentively, and his advice followed^ He underftood the matter wçl^ and what enfueé-proved it. The inhabitants of Bourdcaux, Da* and Bayonqe were loft in aftonifhment when they heard I that their lord, king Richard, had been ar-refted, and was confined in the Tower of London, his principal counfellors executed, and duke Henry of Lancafter crowned king, and would not at firft believe that fuch melancholy events had happened ip England : but, as the reports wçre confirmed .daily by frçfli intelligence, they were conftramed to think thf m true. The gates of the three cities were doled, and no perfon whatever fuflered to go out, from the forrow they were in, more particularly thofe of Bourdeaux, for king Richard had been educated among them,* They were fincerely at* tached to him, and he always receiyçd them kindly when they waited on him, inclining naturally to comply with every requeft they made him. On firft hearing of his misfortune, they faid,-r-c Ah, Richard, gentle king ! by God, you arc the moft 1|ônourablç man in your realm. This pjfehief has


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