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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
page 118



CHAP. CXVI. S1E JOHN OF HAINAULT QUITS THE ALLIANCE 0* ENGLAND FOB THAT OF FRANCE. gOON after this, king Philip of France endea-voured by a treaty, through the means of the earl of Blois, to perfuade fir John of Hainault to take part with France. He promifed to allow him the fame fubfidy which he received from England, and would affign it upon whatever lands his council might think4)eft. But fir John was not willing to comply; for he had fpent the flower of his youth in fighting for England, and king Edward had al-ways much loved and efteemed him. When the earl of Blois, who had married his daughter, and had three fons by her, Lewis, John and Guy, found that hef could not fucceed in this bufinefs himfelf, he endeavoured, by means of the lord of Faguinelles, who was the chief friend and advifer of fir John, to gain his point. Jn order' to make him alter. his opinion of the Englifh, they Made him believe that they would not pay him his ftfbfidy for a confiderable time., This put fir John fo much out of humour, that he renounced all treaties and agreements which he had entered into with England. The king of Francç was no fooner informed of it, than he fent to him perfons fuffi-ciently authorifed, who retained him, as well as his council, for France, at a certain falary; and he re-compensed him in his kingdom with a greater revenue than be derived from England. CHAP. 105


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