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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.3

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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.3
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In this feafon alfo died the young duke Philip of Burgundy earl of Burgundy, of Artois and of Boulogne, palatine of Brie and Champagne. He married the daughter of Louis earl of Flanders, ' by one of the daughters of John duke of Brabant, tot whom fell the earldom of Burgundy, by the near relationfhip of Margaret his mother, who did ho» mage and fealty for it to the king of France. The lord John of Boulogne, earl of Auvergne, came, by the fame means, into poffeffion of the earldom of Boulogne, and was homager to the king of France. King John alfo, from his proximity, took poffeffion of and retained the duchy of Burgundy, and all rights over Champagne and Brie, which was highly difpleafing to the king of Navarre ; but he could not help himfelf; for he claimed Cham* pagne and Brie, as being the neareft heir : his rea-fons were not liftened to, for king John hated him much, and declared that he ihould never poffds a foot of ground in Chaiftpagne nor in Brie. * Philip duke of Burgundy fucceeded to the earldoms of Boulogne and Auvergne at the age of fifteen, by the death of his mother, 29th September 1360. Towards the latter end of November tgôi» he died at Rouvre, and was buried at Citeaux. He lived but a fbort time, and was very much regretted, as he promifed well. The duchy of Burgundy paned to the king of France, not by virtue of the law of appanages, but as being neareft heir to duke Philip. The eai ldom of Burgundy, by the fame right, paffed to Mar-garet, who married Philip, fourth fon of John king of France, who was created duke of Burgundy by letters pa-tent, 6th Sept. 1365. t , VArt de vérifier des Dales. About


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