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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
page 34



You have before heardhow the duke of Bur* gundy and dfike Albert of Bavaria, lord of Hain-ault, Holland, Zealand and Friseland, had in-termarried their children in the city of Cambray* ' at whiph marriage the king of France had af-fifted with great magnificence. Some feemed to fay, as I was then informed, that thé ferae week the king and all his nobles were at this marriage, there was a fecret negotiation for m marriage between the young Ipng of France and, the lady Ifabella, daughter of duke Stephen of Bavaria, chiefly through the means of the duchefs of Brabant. The late king of France bad on his dying bed ordered, that* his fon. fliould be married, if pofiible, to a princefa of Germany, to ftrengthen the union of France with that country; for he had feen that the king. of England, by marrying the filler of the emperor of Germany, had gained by it. ' The duchefs of Brabant was a lady of a very active mind ; (he converfed with the king's % uncles and his council, while in the city of Cambray, on this fubject, explaining to them* that as this young lady vas the daughter of a great lord in Germany, and the moft power-* fut in Bavaria, . through him, great alliances might be made in that country ; that duke Stephen was fo potent, he could well break the purpofes of the great lords of the em~ pire; for he ipras as powerful, if not more fo than. se emperor. , This object made the council of .... France 24


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