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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
page 129



* teâded at Lille, had reafon to he thoughtful feeing that his country was more than ever in re-bellion againft him, and that from himfelf alone he had not any hopes of recovering it ; for all the towns were fo much connected with each .other that they could never be feparated but by .a very fuperior force. The whole country no more fpoke of him, nor acknowledged him for .their lord, than if he had never exifted. He now remembered his connection with the duke of Burgundy, who had married the lady Margaret .his daughter, by whom hç had two fine children. He faid he was happy king Charles was dead, and that^ there was a young king in France under the guardianfhip of his uncle the duke of Burgundy;. who would manage and. govern him according to his inclinations. It will be therefore natural for the kjng of France, as I fhould fuppofe, to be enraged againft my rebels lious fubjects for he has good inclinations, and is defirous of fignalifing himfelf in arms. The? dpkt of Burgundy will eafily induce him to do fo, whçn he explains to him their infolent pride, and that he is bound to afllft his vaffals when their fubjects rebeL But fome imagine the king would not have in* terfered in the matter, if it had not been for the intrigues of the duke of Burgundy j for, if no-thipg had been done, he would have annexed Flanders to the crown of France by fome means OR other 3 for the earl of Flanders was not enough ta his favour to induce him to exert him£elf in-- 7 ï % hi# IIS


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