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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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He made preparations in the moft ample manner ' becoming fuch a great prefonage, on the rivicra of Genoa and on all the foàds./' Heboid his brethren tjie cardinals to provide for themfelves ; for,.fceing rcfolved to • go. to Rome, he .fhould cerxaifcfyrfetr out. On hearing this,, the : cardinals were .-much furprifed. and. vexed ;. for .they; remembered the Romans, and would williagly have . turned hint • from taking this journey, but .they could not- fjbe-i ceed. ' # When the king of France *was informed pf it, " he was in a yiolent paflion -, for when ¥ ^Lvignon he had him more under his power than ^ny wh-._ elfe. He wrote, therefore, dire&ly to his brother the duke of Anjou, at Touloufe, fignifying, that on the receipt of the letter, l|e fhould fet opt for Avig-, non, and endeavour, by talking to the pope, to . make him gave up his intended journey. . • The duke of Anjou did what the king had • ordered, and went to Avignon, where he was rcT1 ceived with great refpe5t by the cardinals, He , took up his lodgings in the palace of the pope,, that he might have more frequent opportunktç^ of converting with him. . * • You may eafily imagine that he acquitted him- * fejf ably in the different converfaçions he f^ad with the pope, to difïuadç him from his intentions of going to Rome -, but he would not liften to him on this fubje5t, nor give up any thing tfyat related to the affairs beyond the Alps : he ordered, how- 4 ever, four cardinals to remain at Avignon, toV whom he gave full powers for them to a& in # t* % , . • refpe&s Jô8


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