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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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Bourges in Berry^ where the duke and duehel* were waiting for them, who received,them and their company moft magnificently. Every thing was there fettled refpecting this marriage, and the archbifhop. of Bourges betrothed them in the prefence of a large company of nobility of both fexes. The marriage was not folemnifed at that time, becaufe both were very young j but all the contracts and engagements were figned, as to its future completion, in the pre-fence of feveral great barons and knights. There were, at this betrothing, gre^t feafts of dinners, fuppers, dancings and carollings; after which, the count and countefs returned with their fon to Blois. The young lady re-mained with the duchefs her mother, at a àandfome caftle in Berry called Mehun fur Yevre *• At this time, the duke of Berry fet out for Auvergne, Languedoc and Avignon, to vifit pope Clement. It had been before determined that the duke delBourbon and the count de la ^Marche ffiould enter Limoufin, with two thou-fand men at arms, to free the Country from the Englifh thieves, who were pillaging it; for there were ftill fome caftles in Poitou and Sain-tonge whofe garrifons did much mifchief ; and, complainte of them having beep made, the duke of Berry was de&rou* of providing a re-medy for them. He had therefiffe entreated bis ooufin the • Mchua (tor Ymm»^4mx toçpe* to »1 Sourget. duke 380


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