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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 57



ie Valois, and that the before named ambafladof was gone to conduct him to Hungary. The king of the Romans loved his brother's hrtereft more than his coufin's, had long confi-dered this bufinefs, and had already arranged it in his mind to bring it cautioufly and fecretly about according to his own plan ; for, had the -queen of Hungary had the flighted intimation of his intent, (he would have guarded effectually againft it : bul it was clear flie had not. « It was known to the council in Germany, that the queen of H ungary and her daughter were gone to a caftle near the borders of Germany, to amufe themfelves : upon which, the marquis de Blanc-quefort fet off with a large body of men at arms, ten thoufand at lead, to lay fiege to this caftle and enclofe the ladies within it. The queen, on per-ceiving her fituation, was thunderftruck, and fent to know from the marquis why he thus kept her confined, and what he wanted. The marquis fent for anfwer, ' it was done folely becaufe fhe in-tended marrying her daughter to the brother of the king of France, who was a ftranger, and from* whom fhe could never have any comfort, adding, that it would be better and more advantageous for thé kingdom of Hungary, if he, who was her neighbour, fhould marry her, than another, who came from fuch a diilant country as Louis de Valoi$/ • The queen anfwered, that fhe had never before heard one word of his pretensions, and for that reafon had confentedto her daughter's union with the m


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