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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
page 126



t ta thefe thm dukes, pttfoae», though thty #wff il the town of Calais, received the king of Cypru* mrj joyfully, and the king behaved with equal politenefc to them. They continued together fb# twelve days. When the king of Cyprus had a fa* torable wind, he croflfed the Straits, and arrived at Dover. He remained there r*o days to recové* himfelf, whilft they unloaded his veffel and dife*** barked Ms horfes. The king then continued Ms route by eafy day-journeyà, until he atrived at the good city of London. wmtoms of tàefe prinoes of the blood. It appears cMt they were all promifed their freedom on pofteffian beiojj given ta the officers named by king Edward of certain lands* and caftles belonging to each of them, dated at Weftmïnfier* Jith May 1363. The dukâ of Anjou and other hoftages bréke their pa¥eie and efcaped. In the Fœdera 1364, there are various re-* monftrances made by Edward on this fubje&. Stow fays, in his Chronicle, that the duke of Anjou* by breaking his word and oath to return to England as one of the hoftages for king John, and thus deceiving nitti, watf tec caufe of his majefty's death, through grief. • Carte faysy * Their negotiations not ftnçceedltig, the éahh of Anjou made ufe of that indulgence to efcape into France-• the king, his father, blamed him exceedingly, and, to repaid his fen's fault, refolved to go himfelf to England, and, by a perfbnal treaty with Edward, remove the obftruclions which had hitherto prevented the full execution of the treaty of Bretigny. His minifters tried, in ? am, to et&jude him from this refolution ; for he told them, that though good faitli were bani(hed out of the fed of the world, it ought ftill to* be found in the words of princes, and as the performance of the? articles of that treaty was the coadition of his, he would at piy ratefee them executed/


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