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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.5

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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.5
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• m % Sir John de Guiftelles, who was one of the king** Chamberlains, was afterwards fo ill at court, and received with fo much coldnefs* that he noticed itt and wifhed not to abide the • confequences : he therefore took leave of the king, and went to Bra-bant to duke Winceflaus, who retained him in his * fervice. With regard to the king of France, he was much angered with the earl of Flanders ; for it appeared to feveral of the kingdom, that he had prevented the lord dc Bournezel from continuing his journey to Scotland. He had alfo entertained his coufin the duke of Brittany, who was greatly out of favour with the king of France. Thofe who were near the perfon of the king eafily faw that the earl of Flan-ders was not in his good graces. . Shortly after this event, the king of France wrote very lharp letters to his coufin the earl of Flanders, s which contained alfo menacés, for that he had fup- % ported and kept with him the duke . ôf Brittany, whom he considered afc his enemy. The earl wrote back again, and made the beft excufes he could. Thefe were, however, of no avail § for the king of Frante fent him (harper let-ters, in which he declared, that if he did not fend • away his enemy the duke of Brittany, he would look upon him in the fame light. Wheh the earl * of Flanders faw the manner in which the king took it, and that he would follow it up, he confiderccl with himfelf (for he had a quick imagination), and refolved to fhtw thefe menaces to his principal ' towns, more efpecially to Ghent, to know what an- VOL.V. F fwer


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