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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.6

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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.6
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' si • .ed in thofe ' feaS waiting for the coming of t&if lady ; and that the king of France and his coun-cil were defirpus of carrying her off, in order to break the match i for they were Very uneafy at this alliance of the Germans with the Englifh. "When it was faid to be difhonouraWe to carry off ladies in the wars of men, they replied,— € How, have you not feen the prince of Wales, father to the prefent king of England, confent to a fimilar action in the perfon of the duchefs of Bourbon, mother to the queen of France, when (he was made prifoner by the foldiers of the prince, fhut up in the caftle of Belleperche, and afterwards conducted into Guyenne and ranforaedt If, therefore, to revçnge themfelves* the French fhould commit fuch an act on the intended queen of England, tfiey ought not to be blamed for it/ On account of thefe fufpi-; cions and fears, the young lady ' remained in Bruffels one whole month. The duke of Bra-bant, by advice of his council, fent to France the lords de Rouffelans and de Boufquehoir, to remonftrate on this fubject with thç king and hisuncles, who were alfo his nephews, being -Aïs lifter's fons, ' . The knights of Brabant managed fo well with the king and his council that their requeft was complied with, and paffports granted for the lady and her attendants to travel through any parts of France fhe might choofe, as far as Ca-lais. The Normans were remanded into port/ This anfwer the knights carried to Brabant to the duke and duchefs. The king and his uncles " ,y wrottf


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