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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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life- time ; and his conftable, fir Bertrand du Guef-clin, lies at his feet. Notwithftanding the, orders king Charles had given, before his death, refpeéting the government of the kingdom, they were totally difregarded $ for the duke qf Anjou immediately took pofleffion, and over-ruled all the others. He was willing his nephew fhould be crowned king, but refolved to have the management of affairs as much, if not more, than any other, on account of his being the eldeft uncle ; and there were none in the kingdom who dared to difpute it with him. • The king of France died on the eve of Michael-mas : foon after his deceafe, the peers and barons of France recommended that the king fhould be crowned immediately after All-faints, at Rheims. The three uncles, Anjou, Berry and Burgundy, agreed to this propofal~j but theyv infifted on go-verning the realm until the child fhould be of age, that is to fay, twenty-one years*, which they made the grea: barons and prelates of France fweàr to obferve. After this, the coronation of the young king was notified in foreign countries, to the duke of Brabant, duke Albert of Bavaria, the count de Savoye, the count de Blois, the duke de Gueldres, * FroiiTart MNL miftake; for Charles V. ena&ed, the 2IF May 1375, a law, that the heirs apparent ihould henceforward bp of age to govern when fourteen years old. He, at the fame time, ordered the duke of Anjou to have the government during; the minority, and the dukes of Burgundy and Bourbon to have the management of his fon until he was 14 years of age.— Grands Chroniques. VOL.V. Q thp


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