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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 219



for, if the earl of Montfort fhould acknowledge for %k lore the king of England, as his father did; you will not be able to recover it without gmt wars witft England, with whom we are now at peace,, and which we would ad fife you. not to break. Evttp» thing, therefore, fully confidered, we recommend t# you, our dear lord, to fend ambâffadors and wife negotiators to the earl of .Montfort, to find out what his intentions are, and to enter upon a treaty of peace with, him, as-well as with the country, and the lady of it, who bears the title of duchefs* Ten will derive from thefç negotiators pofitive informa^ tion as to what are his Intentions. : At the worft, it will be much better he fhould remainduke of Brit-tany (provided that he will acknowledge you for his lord, and pay you all your rights, as a* loyal man ihouid do) than that this bufmefe Jhould continue longer in peril/. . * * ; The king of France willingly aîïçnted to this propofal. The lord John de Craon, archbifhop of Rheims, the lord de Craon his coufin, and the lord de Boucicaut, were ordered to fet out for Quimper Corentin, to treat with the earl of Montfort and his council, as it h^s been above related. Thefe three lords departed, after bat-ing received full infirufitions how they were to aft, and rode on until they came to the fiege which the Englifh and Bretons were laying to Quimper Corentin, where they announced them-felves as ambaffadors from France. The earl of Montfort, fir John Chandos and the members of the council, received them with plea- fure*


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