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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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they gave him and the only anfwer hè made tà thofe who fpoke to him on the fubject. The duke of Anjou, who titled himfelf king of Naples, ' Sicily and Jerufalem, duke of Cala-bria and la Puglia, accompanied by the earl of Savoy, continued the march of his army through Tufcany, the territory of Ancona, and the pa-trimony of St. Peter, but did not enter Rome y, • for the duke wiflied not to make war on Rome,, nor on the Romans, but folely aimed to accom-plish his enterprife on the terms according to which he had left France. He kept up kiiigly ftate wherever he paffed, and all men at arms praifed him for the punctuality of his pay-ments. At this period his adversary, the lord Charles de Durazzo, refided in the city of Naples. Hfe alfo figned himfelf king of Naples, Sicily and Jerufalem, duke of la Puglia and Calabria, and confidered himfelf as the lawful king, finçe the queen of Naples was dead without leaving any heirs by marriage. He looked on the gift which the queen had made to the pope as null, and maintained this opinion hy two arguments : the firft was, that befides being fupported and obey-ed by the Neapolitans and Sicilians, the queen of Naples could not refign the inheritance of an-other; fecondly, that fuppofing this refignation to have been good and the gift in force to the court of Rome, and that the popes were entitled to it, flie had not legally done it, for thofe king-doms confidered Urban as the true pope, and not Clement. • This 58


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