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who shall be natives of and subject to the kingdom A.D. 1420. of France, shall be reinstated in the lands which they held when the siege was laid before Melun, after they have given sufficient security as has been said.

Item, all the burgesses and inhabitants shall remain at the disposal of the two kings.

Item, that all the above-mentioned whether burgesses or men-at-arms, shall place or cause to be placed all their arms and implements of war within the castle of Melun in a place that may be known, and without injuring or destroying them, and likewise they shall place there all their movable goods.

Item, they shall give up, or cause to be given up all persons whom they hold prisoners by reason of the war, shall release them from their promises and ransoms; and likewise shall acquit all those that they received on their word or otherwise before the siege was begun.

Item, for .the securing the things above mentioned they shall deliver as hostages twelve of the most notable men after the captains, and six burgesses of the town.

Item, that Sir Fortin, an English or Scotch knight, shall remain at the pleasure of the King of England.

This treaty being thus agreed on and completed between the parties, as you have heard, the gates of the said town and castle were opened, and all placed in the power of the two kings of France and England; and one Peter le Verrart1 was appointed captain on their behalf. After the accomplishment of this business, all the dauphinist men-at-arms, of whom the principal were Sir Peter de Bourbon, Lord of Preaulx, and the Lord of Barbasan, with them five or six hundred gentlemen, women, and a great part of the most notable of the said town, were by command

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A.D. 1420. 0f the King of England, regent of France, tnken by a force of armed men to Park, and there imprisoned in the Chatelet, in the Maison du Temple, in the Bastille, and elsewhere.

Item it was forbidden on the part of the two kings that any one should enter the said town and castle of Melun, on pain of capital punishment, except those who were appointed thereto.

Item, among those who were beheaded within the said town were two monks of Joy-en-Brie, that is to say, the chancellor of the said place and one called Dom Symon. And while these treaties were making there was a gentleman named Bertram de Caumont, who at the battle of Agincourt, his true birthplace being France, had professed to be English, forasmuch as in the duchy of Guienne he held his land under the King of England, who liked him much for his valour. He being ill-advised, through his covetousness of the reward he was to have for it helped to escape and withdraw from the said town of Melun one Aimeron de Lan, who had been, as it was said, guilty of the death of Duke John of Burgundy, which thing came clearly to the knowledge of the King of England, who was greatly troubled about it, so that for this misdeed he had Bertram's head be cut off soon afterwards, notwithstanding that his brother the Duke of Clarence and the Duke of Burgundy entreated for his pardon; to whom he answered that they should say no more about it, and that he would not with his knowledge have a traitor in his camp; but while he did this justice for an example to others, he would have given fifty thousand crowns in gold that the said Bertram de Caumont had never been guilty of this crime or of disloyalty to him.

Hoiv the Kings and Queens of France and England with the Duke of Burgundy entered Paris with great solemnity. Chapter VI.

After the affairs above mentioned had been concluded A.D. 1420. and finished in the manner you have heard, the « King of England and the Duke of Burgundy dismissed some of their followers, then left Melun and took their way towards Corbeil, where were the King of France, the Queen his wife, and their daughter the Queen of England. These went all together from Corbeil to Paris, to wit, the two kings and queens, and Duke Philip of Burgundy, accompanied by the Dukes of Clarence, Bedford, and Exeter, the Earls of Warwick, Huntingdon, Salisbury, and several other great lords. A great number of the burgesses of Paris went out to meet these kings and princes; the streets were tapestried and decorated, and there was great joy displayed at their entry, with cries of "Noel"! in all the quarters through which they passed. The two kings rode beside each other, very richly attired, the said King of France on the right hand side, and behind him the Dukes of Clarence and Bedford, brothers of the King of England, after whom came the English earls and other great lords. And on the other side of the street, on the left hand, also in front like the kings, was the Duke of Burgundy, dressed in black, and behind him the knights and esquires of his household.

Thus all the princes and lords, riding each in his order, met the church men and collegians drawn up in order of procession along the quarters where they were to pass. These presented the holy relics which they carried to the two kings to kiss, A D. 1420. and first to their natural lord the King of France, who turned to the King of England, making a sign to him to kiss first, but the King of England raising his hand to his hat made obeisance to the King of France, saying that it belonged to himself; and thus the King of France kissed first, and the King of England, afterwards, which form they continued through the whole length of the town to the Church of Notre Dame, into which the two kings and the above named princes entered, then after their prayers and offerings they remounted their horses, and went each to his quarters, that is to say, the King of France, with the Duke of Burgundy, to the Hotel de St. Pol, and the King of England with his two brothers to the Castle of the Louvre, and several of their followers in various places through the town; but most of the men-at-arms were lodged in the surrounding villages. And when the Duke of Burgundy had diligently and respectfully convoyed the two kings to their quarters he went to his Hotel d'Artois, which was prepared for him.

Next day the two queens of France and England entered the said town and city of Paris, and to meet them went the Duke of Burgundy, and several great Lords of England, also the burgesses of Paris, in the same order that they had observed the day before at their meeting with the kings, and the joy was renewed throughout the city at the arrival of the queens and princesses. If one were to speak of the gifts and presents made by the City of Paris to the aforesaid kings and queens, especially to the King of England and his wife, they would take too long to specify each by itself, for all liberality abounded. Wine even spouted from brass taps in all quarters of the town, and flowed through channels ingeniously formed, so that whoever chose might take some. Moreover throughout the town generally there was great rejoicing made for the final peace between the two kings, more than A.D. 1420. one could easily tell.

Soon after the said voyalty came to Paris a great complaint and outcry was made before the said kings by Duke Philip of Burgundy and his mother's attorney about the sad death of the late John, Duke of Burgundy. On account of which complaints and lamentations the King ol- Fiance sat ;ts judge in the Hotel de St. Pol in the lower hall, and near him, on the same bench, the King of England. Not far from the said King of France sat Maitre John le Cler, his Chancellor, and there was also Maitre Peter de Morvillers, first President of Parliament, and several other notable men of the council of the said King Charles. And on the other side towards the middle of the hall there sat on a bench the Duke of Burgundy, and with him as companions the Duke of Bedford, the Bishops of Tournay, Terouanne, Beauvais, and Amiens, Sir John of Luxembourg, and several other lords of his council. And Maitre John Roliin, advocate in Parliament, being there in this cause on behalf of the Duke of Burgundy and the Duchess his mother, requested audience from the two kings, as is the custom, to speak for them, having obtained which, he charged the felonious homicide committed and perpetrated on the person of the late John, Duke of Burgundy, recently killed, against Charles, styling himself Dauphin of Viennois, the Viscount of Ncrbonne, the Lord of Barbasan, Tanneguy Du Chastel, William Bacheler,1 John Louvet President of Provence, Sir Robert de Laire, Oliver Layet, and generally all that were guilty of the said homicide, against whom and each of them the said advocate moved that they should be placed in tumbrels, and drawn bareheaded through all the quarters of Paris, on three Saturdays or feast days, each holding a lighted taper in his hand, and

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