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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 132



lit • They accompanied Mm, with great joy and re* fpeft, to the prince, who received him moft kindly and honorably. • We will now leave the king of Cyprus for * while, and return to the king of France, to relate what were the reafons why he and Ms council had Come to Arnicas. CHAR CCXVIL KING JOHN RETURNS^ OF HISV OWN FREE WILL* TO ENGLAND, AND DIES THERE. J WAS informed, and indeeJ truly, that king " John had a wifli to go to England, to vifit his brother king Edward and the queen his fifter, and for this effe£t had fummoned part of his council.—* They could not make him change his mind, though they gave freely their opinions on the fubjeâ: ; and many of the prelates and barons of France told him,, he would do a very foolifh thing, if he again put himfelf in the power of the king of England. But the king anfwered, that he had found for much loyalty and honor in his brother the king of England, the queen, and his nephews their chil-dren, that he could not fufficiently praife them : he did not in the lead doubt but that they would be courteous, polite and loyal, and friends to him in all fituations.4 He was alfo anxious to go to England* in order to make excufes for his fon, the duke of Anjou, who had returned to France. On hear* ing this, not one of the council had a word more*


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