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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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caufe he was a good and hardy knight, for which the king was very fond of him. At this time, a marriage was concluded between the lord d'Albret and the lady Ifabella dé Bourbon, which was not very agreeable to the prince of Wales, who would have wifhed that he had chofen his wife from another houfe. He fpoke very coarfely and rudely both of him and hi$ bride. The principal per* fons of his council, as well knights as fquires, made excufes for him as well as they could, by faying, Every one advances and aggrandizes himfelf in the beft way he can j and a gallant knight ought never to be blamed, if he feek for honor and profit in the way moft agreeable to himfelf, provided he do nojt fail in his fervice to the lord whole vafial he is.' By thefe, and fuch like words, was the prince anfwer$df in hppes of appeafmg him : but neverthelefs, m fpite of appearances, he was very far from befog {atisfied} for he was well aware, that this marriage would caufe an eftrangement of affe&ion from him and from his party, as in truth it happened, accord-ing to what will be hereafter more fully explained. During the time the companies were quartering themfèlves in France, the prince of Wales was $d« vifed by fome of his council to lay a fax on the land* ci Acquitaine : the bifliop of Rhodez in Rouergue, in particular, took great pains to perfuade him to it. The eftabliihments of the prince and the princefs were fo grand, that no prince in Chriftendom main* tained greater magnificence. The barons of Gafcony, Poitou, Saintonge and Rouergue, who had the right of remoaftating, as Z3 " ' wel 34,'


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