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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 387



The duchefs. Margaret of Burgundy and the duchefs Margaret of Hainault were prefent, and the laft very active in this' bufinefs. She faid, that if they wifhed to marry their fon with Margaret of Burgundy, John of Burgundy muft marry her daughter, by which the ties of affec-tion would be the more ftrengthened. It was much againft the inclination of the duke of Burgundy to marry his children at once and to the fame family. He thought it fufficieot for his daughter to marry the heir of Hainault, and excufed himfelf for not agreeing to the marriage of his fon John, on account of his youth. The duke's intention was to marry him to Catharine of France, fifter to his nephew the king of France. Thefe treaties and con-ferences were, therefore, on the point of being broken ; for the duchefs of Bavaria declared, a marriage should never take place with her chil-dren, unlefs they were both married at the fame time; and this refolution she kept, notwith-standing all they could fay to make her alter it. The duchefs of Brabant took great pains in going from one to the, other, and in preventing the treaties from being broken off: she at last fucceeded, by reafoning properly with the duke and duçhefe of Burgundy, to bring the affair again under confideration : and it was then agreed that the marriages should take place be-tween the children of the duke of Burgundy and thofe of duke Albert. ..This bufinefs had been delayed • four or $ve days by an obftacle which had arifen from the council of the duke of Burgundy, who ftated that


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