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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
page 195



young duke, and to demand he fhould be deli-vered up to him to carry to the court of France. The duke of Orleans, in confequence of this refolution, fummoned a confidcrable number of men at arms, and marched them to Pontorfon, where he halted, and fignified his arrival to the barons of Brittany. . The prelates, nobles, and chief magiftrates of the great towns, aflembled at Pontorfon, when the duke of Orleans made them die above requeft, * They were prepared with an anfwer, and replied they would be guardians to their young duke, [and educate him in their own country until he fhould be of a proper ag€ ; that then they would bring him tô France, that he might do his homage to the king, as was his duty ; that, for the due per-formance of this, they were willing to enter into bonds, fubjecting themfelves to the lofs of their lands fhould they break the engagement.] The duke of Orleans, finding that he could not gain more, took an obligation from the principal barons, who had their duke in ward, to deliver him up to the king of France when he fhould be of a proper age. Thefe obligations being written and fealed, the duke of Orleans had them in charge, and, taking leave of the barons, departed from Pontorfon, on his return to Paris, and related to the king, his brother, all that had pafTed. It was known in England, that the French, by their king's command, had ftrongly reinforced, and re-vi6tualled . all the • towns, caftles and forts in Picardy, ' - 188


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