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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 433



"CHAP. CCLVI. THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, BROTHER TO KINO CHARLES V. MARRIES THE DAUGHTER OF TH1Î EARL OF FLANDERS. THE KING OF ENGLAND ENTERS INTO NEGOCIATIONS WITH THE KING OF NAVARRE. JT has been before related how much the king of England folicited and intrigued, during upwards of five years, the marriage of his fon, Edmund earl of Cambridge, with the daughter of the earl of Flanders. As the detailed account of the different négociations would be too long, _ I fhall briefly pafs them over : but you muft know that the king* of England could not by any means whatever obtain from pope Urban V. a difpenfation. As this was ab-folutely neceffary, the marriage remained in fufpebfe. The earl of Flanders being folicited, on the other hand, by the king of France, for his ,brother the duke of Burgundy ; and feeing that the marriage not being likely to take place with England, his daughter ought to marry, as he had not any other children ; having alfo leafnt that the countefs of Artois, his mother, was favorable to the duke of Burgundy's fuit, for it was a grand and well-afforted alliance ; for théfe reafons he fent noble ambafladop to England, to treat with the king for an acquittal of his engagements between them. Thefe ambafladors managed the bufinefs fo ably that the king of England, who always wifhed to aft honorably, aflented to the earl of Flanders requeft. They returned, therefore, to Bruges, and related E e 2 to 419


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