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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.2

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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.2
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chap. cxin. tm GODFREY DE HARCOURT BANISHED FROM ' ' ' " FRANCE. this period, fir Godfrey de HarcoUft * incurred the anger of the king of France. He Was a great baron in Normandy, brother to the earl of Harcourt, and lord of St. Sauveur le Vi-comte, and of many other towns in Normandy. This was occafioned through jealoufy ; for a little before he was fo much in favour with the king and duke, that he could do,as he liked with either*. He was publicly baniflied from France; and* if the'king's rage, had not fubfided, he would b*ve been ierved as fir Olivier de Cliffon and the other knights who had been beheaded the preceding year in Paris. Sir Godfrey, however, hfid feme good friends, who gave him information privately, how much the king was incenfed againft him. He quitted the kingdom as fpeedily as poffible, and . — ,i -, • * Sir Godfrey de Hartourt's difgrace was cauftd by a quarrel hp had with the maréchal de Briqae^ec, ou account of »a riage being broken. They fought, l^he kiag ordered the. affair to bé difcuiTed in his parliament ; but Harcourt, inftead of ap* pearing, befieged a caille belonging to the biihop of Bayeux, brother to the iffîtfïhaî, enTerect into négociations wîtb the ene-mies of his country, and by his hatred to his ling, gamed the favour of Edward. • ' ,; Grands Chroniques de St. Denis, a beàttti&ï corty on vellum in the Hafod Library. They had formed part of the celebrated library of Diane de Poi-tiers, at Anet . • « . * went 94


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