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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 432



fence of different noblemen and their counsellors, that they might be fully informed on the fubject , On the other hand, theking of England afted in like manner ; for he fent memorials and remon-ftrances through Germany, or wherever he expect-ed to gain affifiance. The duke of Gueldres (who was nephew to the king of England, being the foji of his fifter, and thus coufm-german to the children of the king), and the duke of Juliers were at that time true and loyal Engliftmien : they had been very much affronted by the manner of the king of France lending his challenge by a fervant, and re-buked the king for it, highly blaming both him and his council for this unbecoming form offending it. They faid, that war between fuch great and renown-ed lords as the kings of France and of England fhould have been declared by proper meffengers, fuch as dignified prelates, bifhops or abbots. They added, that the French had not followed this ufual mode through pride and prefumption. Thefe lords fent their challenge to the king of France in a handfome manner, as did feveral other knights of Germany. It was their intention immediately to have entered France, and to have done fuch deeds there as twenty years fhould not efface : but their fchemes were broken by means they did not expe£tt as you will hereafter find recorded in this hiftory. 4i8 CHAP-


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