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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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prhcc of Taranto, by whom I had a daughter. The king of Hungary, being angry that his bro-ther died, made war on my hufband, the lord Charles, and took from him la Pugiia and Calabria : he alfo made him prifoner in battle, carried him to Hungary, where he died during his confinement. c Afcer this, with the confent of my nobility, I was united to James king of Majorca, who went to France for the lord Louis de Navarre to come and marry my daughter, but he died on the road. The king' of Majorca left me with the intention to re-conquer his kingdom of Majorca, which the king of Arragon kept from him by force ; for he had put his father to death in prifon, and Jlifinherited the fen. I told the king, my hufband, that I was fufficiently rich to maintain him in as pompous a ftile as he fhould pleafe ; but he infiftod fô much, and gave fuch plaufible reafons for recovering his inheritance, • that I confented, with a half willing • njind, for him to aft as he pleafed ; but, on his departure, I particularly enjoined him to go to king Charles of France, and explain to him his bufinefs, and to follow what he fhould advife : this, how-ever, he totally neglefted to do, and ill confer quences rcfulted from it j for he went to the prince of Wales, in whom he had greater confidence than in the king of France, who is my relation, and who promifed to âflift him in his undertaking. , 1 However, during the time he was on this expe-dition, I wrote and lent ambaffadors to the king of France, to defire he would fend me a nobleman of the blood royal, to whom I might give my daughter, . that 8S


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