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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. CUL THE KING OP NAVARRE CAUSES THE LORD CHARLES OF SPAIN, CONSTABLE OF FRANCE, TO BE MUR-DERED ; WITH OTHER MATTERS. JN the year 1352, on the eve of the feaft of our Lady, the middle of Auguft, the lord Guy de Nefle, lord of Offeraont, at that time marflial of ^France in Brittany, had an engagement, in which the mârfhal was flain in battle, and alfo the lord of Briquebec, the baron of Beau vais, and many other nobles as well of the country of Brittany, as of other parts of France. The 4th of September was the day appointed .for the combat* at Paris, between the duke of Brunf-wick and the duke of Lancafter, for words which the duke of Lancafter had fpoken, and for which the duke of Brunfwick had fummoned him to an-fwer at the court of the king of France. The two dukes came to the field completely armed, and entered the lifts which had been, pre-pared for the German appellant, and the Eogliflt refpondent. As the Engliih were at war with France, the duke of Lancafter had come thither under a fafe conduct from king John, to defend his honour. The king of France1, however, would not permit them to fight ; but, although they had * See Dugdale's Baronage, for a more particular account of this duel, and of an eno! being put to it by the king of France, at the intreaty of the duke of Brunfwick, who, through cowardice, fub-mitted to his award. armed 272


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