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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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they attacked the poor clergy- who refided in Rome, and who had not been guilty of the fmaileft fault, flew and wounded upwards of three hundred; but, in particular, they fhewed no mercy to any Bretons who fell into their hands. In this^miferable fituation was Rome and its; neighbourhood, on account of two popes ; and thofe who had not been any way concerned in the bufinefs paid dearly for i|. Pope Clemen? and his cardinals refided at Fondi, where the queen qf Naples came to vifit and encou* rage Mm ; for fhc and her fubjedls were attached to him as pope, and anxious to fupport him as fuch. The queen of Naples* had entertained an idea for a confiderable time of furrendering the king-* dom of Sicily and county of Provence, which were dependencies on her crown, into the hands of the pope, for him to give according to his will, as an inheritance, to any prince of high birth in France, but who muft have the means of defending her againft thofe of the thoufe of Hungary, whom flic mortally hated. On the queen's arrival at Fondi, fhe humbled ' herfelf before the pope, and, having tronfeffed her-fclf to him, related all her affairs without difguife; adding i € Holy father, I poffefsTeveral great and noble inheritances ; the kingdoms of Naplçs and Sicily, la Puglia, Calabria, and the county of Provence, In truth, king Lewis of Sicily, duke of • The queen of Naples,—the celebrated Joan. Her hiftory | s differently relate4 from Froi&n's account. 'la 86 .


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