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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.7

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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.7
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Avignon ; for he had been confined to his bed fifteen weeks from a bruife he had received on his leg during an excurfiou on horfeback. On his re-covery, he often vifited the queen, and comforted her much, as he was well able to do. She was expecting the duke of Berry, who was on his road to Avignon to hold a conference with the pope, to afiift her. The king of France and his uncles bad fent the lord Louis de Sancerre, marlhal of France, to Provence, with five hundred men at arms, to make war on the Provencals, if they did not fub-mit to the queen. Some had done fo, but not • all : however, . the city of Marseilles and the greater part had furrendered themfelves to her ; but the cities of Aix and Tarafcon, and feme knights of the country, refufed to admit hdr claim to the county of Provence, until fhe had been peaceably acknowle4ged as queen, and her fon as king of la Puglia, Calabria, Naples and Sicily ; and they faid, that when (he fhouid be in quiet poffefiion of /the above, all Provence, as wasjufi would obey her. The count de Converfano and his fon fir John de Luxembourg made war for her in thofe dif-tant • parts, againft the lord Charles Durazzo. Sir John de Bueil remained with the queenf at Avignon, as her counfellor. At this period, another marvellous event hap. pened in Lombardy, which was the fubject of ge-neral converfation. The count de Vertus, whofe name was John Galeas Vifconti,, and his uncle', were- 2


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