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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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What made him the more eager to arrive at Avignon was his wifh to prefect as a gift, without prejudice or violation, thofe rights which the queen of Naples had given him over the kingdoms of Na-ples and Sipily, to the duke of Anjou, and which had been legally figned and fcaied. He therefore prudendy arranged hi* affairs in ferret, and embarked on board the giieys which had been fent from Arragon, attended by his car-dinals and their families i having favourable winds, they arrived, without accident, at Marfeilles, to the great joy of the people in thofe parts : thence the pope went to Avignon, and fent information of his arrival to the king of France and his brothers, who were much pleafcd thereat. The duke of Anjou who at that time refided at Tpuloufe, waited on him. The pope, immediately on his arrival, prefented him with all thofe powers with which the queen of Naples had inverted him. The duke of Anjou, who was ever ambitious to be poffefTcd of hpnours and large poflfeffions, re-ceived thefe gifts moft gratefully, and accepted them for himfeif and his heirs, telling his holinefs, that as foon as he was able, he would vifit thofe coun^ tries with fuch a force as fhould enable him to refift all the enemies of the queen of Naples. The duke remained with the pope about fifteen days, and then returned to Touloufe to the duchefs and his children. The pope gave the command of his men at arms m fir Bernard de la Salle and to Florimond Guerrier. . • At this period, there was in Tufcany a right va-liant 91


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