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Paris, with his executioner, attended by twelve guards, or thereabout, holding lighted torches and carrying a ladder, followed by a priest dressed in his robes, came to the market-place, when the executioner mounted the ladder to where the head of the late grand master had been fixed to the end of a lance, and, taking it off, delivered it to the priest, who received it in a handsome napkin. Thus wrapped up, he placed it on his shoulder, and carried it, attended by these lighted torches, to the hôtel of the late Montagu, grand master of the king's household.
The body was in like manner taken down from the gibbet at Montfaucon, in the presence of the provost, by his hangman, and brought to Paris.
It was there joined to the head, placed in a handsome coffin, and carried in great state, attended by his children, and a numerous party of friends, with priests chaunting, and a vast number of lighted torches, to the church of the Celestins at Marcoussy, which he had founded and endowed in his lifetime and made a convent of monks, and there honourably interred. Among other gifts which he had made when alive was the great bell, called St Catherine, to
the church of Notre Dame at Paris, as appears from his arms and crest that are upon it.
THE WAR CONTINUES IN THE BOULONOIS.
THE KING RETURNS TO PARIS,THE DUKE
OF ORLEANS SATISFIES THE ENGLISH,
AND OTHER MATTERS.
During this time, king Henry of England sent the earls of Warwick and Kyme, with two thousand combatants, to Calais, whence, with other garrisons, they invaded the Boulonois, and did much mischiet. They burut the town of Saumer-au-Bois, took by storm the fort of Ruissault, piltagmg, robbing, and setting fire to every place they came to.
To oppose them, the king ordered to St Omer count Waleran his constable, the lord de Rambures, master of che cruss-vows, and the lord de i levity, with, a large oudy of men at arms, who were pusted in the varijus garrisons, and thus was the country harrassed on all sides.
At this period, the king of France returned to Paris, and was lodged in his hôtel of Saint Pol, to the great joy of the Parisians, who sang carols in all the streets, lighted bonfires, and had great illuminations, shouting out all night, • God save the king ! There were, likewise, very magnificent feasts and other entertainments. The king was attended, on his entry into Paris, bythe dukesof Acquitaine, Burgundy, Bourbon, and the count de Vertus. The
with the dukes of Berry and Orleans, had remained at the castle of Vincennes, and thence, on the Sunday following, made her entry into Paris, and was lodged with the king at the hôtel de St Pol. The duke of Orleans had accompanied her part of the
way; but, when he approached Paris, he separated from her, and took the road for his county of Beaumont. The duke of Berry staid at Vincennes.
Although the town of Chauny had been surrendered to the king in perpetuity, he restored it to the duke of Orleans, and, at the same tiine, granted himn permission to raise from his vassals the sum of sixty thousand florins of gold, by way of tax, for his own private use. But he could never succeed in the attempts which he made to regain his tw
castles of Coucy and Pierrefons. When he had been at Beaumont a few days, he departed, and went to meet the English under the command of the duke of Clarence, who had landed, as has been said, at his request, and satisfied him fully, as to the pay of his men, so far as was in his power ; but as he could not then advance the whole that was due for their pay, the duke of Orleans gave, as a pledge for the due fulfilment of his engagement, his youngest brother, the count of Angoulême, with
many other gentlemen, namely, sir Marcel le Borgne, Jean de Saveuses, Archambault de Villiers, Guillaume le Boutillier, Jean David, and others of his dependants. They were all carried away by the duke of Clarence, who retired with his English to Guienne.
The count of Angoulême was pledged for the sum of two hundred and nine thousand francs french money.
When the duke of Orleans had concluded this, he returned to Blois; but these bondsmen remained in England a long time, as shall be told hereafter. The duke of Orleans sent some of his most able knights to prevail on the king to restore to him his castles of Coucy and Pierrefons, which were held by the constable; but although the
king granted his letters for the surrender of them, the constable refused to obey, giving for answer, that until he should be repaid the money he bad advanced to his men at arms for the conquest of them, he would retain them, --adeling, that the king had made him a promise of them, and had nominated sir Gerard de Herbannes governor of Coucy, and of Pierrefons sir Collard de Fiennes. The castle of Pierrefons, which was a very strong and handsome edifice, was one night burnt to the ground, to the great displeasure of the duke --but as he could not obtain any redress, he was forced to endure it.
The duke of Burgundy, who resided at Paris, to be near the king, about this time caused sir Bourdin de Salligny to be arrested, and carried prisoner to Flanders, where he was confined some time, and then set at liberty. Sir Bourdin had been the particular and confidential friend of the duke; and it was reported, that he was inclined to change sides and turn to that of Orleans, and had even betrayed some of the duke's secrets.
In these days also, some very sharp words passed between the bastard of Bourbon and a butcher of l'aris, called Denisot de Chaumont,