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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.4

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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.4
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so happens through life. The Englifh loved him for all the excellent qualities he was poiTeffed of. The French hated him becaufe they were afraid of him. Not but that I have heard him at the time re-gretted by renowned knights in France ; for they faid it was great pity he was flain, and that, if he could have been taken prifoner, he was fo wife and full of devices, he would have found fome means of eftablifhing a peace between France and Eng-land ; and was fo much beloved by the king of England and his court that they would have be1 lieved what he fhould have faid in preference to all others. Thus were the French and Englifh great lofers by his death, for never have I heard other-wife -, but the Englifh the moft, for by his valour and prudence Guienne might have been totally re-covered *. * Sir John Chandos was buried at Mortemcr. Underneath is his epitaph, from les Annales d'Aquitaine par Bouche;. Je Jehan Chandauit. des anglois capitaine» Fort chevalier, de Poi&ou fénéfchal r Après avoir fait guerre très lointaine • • Au rois francois, tant à pied qu* £ cheval Et pris Bertrand de Guefclin en un val» Les Poitevins prés Luflac, me diffirent, ' A Mortemér, mon corps enterrer firent, En un cercueil élevé tout de neuf, L'an mil trois cens avec feixante neuf. ; He founded and endowed the carmélite convent at Poitiers. * He was never married.". Elizabeth and Eleanor, two of his fillers, (the latter being the'wife of fir Roger Collins) and Ifa-bella, daughter to Margaret the third filer, at that time married to fir John Annefley, were found to be his next heirs.' Bar ne*. Lord


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