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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
page 235



CHIP. XLL " THE DEATH OF CHARLES THE FIFTH, ICING OF FRANCE. rT^HAT fame day on which the Englifh crofled A the Sarte with fo much difficulty, Charles, king of France, departed this life, in his hôtel at Paris called the hôtel de St. Pol*. No fooner did his brother, the duke of Anjou, know that the king's eyes were clofed than he fèized all the jewels of the king, which were very valuable, and had them fecured in a fafe place, flattering himfeîf they would be of the utmoft ufe to him in the in-tended war and journey he was about to make ; for he already figned himfelf king of Sicily, la Puglia, Calabria and Jerufalem. The king of France was carried through the city of Paris to the abbey of St. Denis, with his face uncovered, followed by his brothers and his two* fons, where he was moft honourably interred. He had given orders ' rcfpeéHng his burial during his • King Charles died Sunday the 16th September i So, it his chateau of Beauté for Marne. On the Monday, his body was carried early to St. Anthony, lard by Paris» to wait-the ar-rivai of his brothers. It remained there- until Monday 14th Oâober, when it was borne to the church of nôtre Dame m Paris», and on the following day to St. Denif GrmmJs Cbr*-mquis di Fra*cg. îife-time s LIÉ


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