21 October 1423
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France - Rouen - Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
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This commercial transaction, carried out at the height of the Hundred Years War when Normandy was under English occupation, shows that trade between the two territories was still continuing. The merchant was paid 65 Tours pounds (9 pounds 15 pence sterling) for oats delivered to the stables of the Duke of Bedford, who was then acting as regent of France on behalf of the young Henry VI.