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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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• ma Rome. King Charles had done ib well by money 4nd by his great connections, that the eleftors of the empire had given it under their oaths and fcals, they would eleft, after his deceafe, his fon em-peipr, and exert their whole power to maintain the fiege before Aix, and to defend frim againft aH oppofers s fo that, after the death of Charles, -his fbn Wineeflaus, who before was king of the Ro-pians, figned hiajfelf eruperor of Home, king of Germany and Bohemia. About this fame feafon, there were many coun-dis held in England, by the uncles of the king, the prelates and barons,. relative to marryipg the young king Richard, The Englifh would have preferred a princçfs of .Papfuk, out of love fejp that good lady queen Philippa, who had been fo jriftUQUSj liberal and honourable, and whq had çooie from Hainault* but duke Albert, at that time, had not WW daughter^ mangeable. fhf duke of iancaftefi would willingly have &*n the kingç hi$ nephew, xparned to hi* cjaughter^ whop* he h*d h*l by the lady Jilaflch, of Lancaster, hut thç people wouW AQt have confented to thif for two répons s that the lady was his coufin-r germon, mé çoo nearly related, j and that they ' wifhed, thç king to choofe a queen from beyon4 fca, ip order to g^p ftrohger ^lliaAçes. The fîftçr of the king qf io|epia and of Gejv {nany, daughter qf the lately dççeafcd cmpeiror, was ttycn propofed^ aacf i»hç whole council aflentetf ' to it. _ f . Sir Skvp Bprtey^ a %ç and vali>, knight^ L3 '* wfeQ


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