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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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the brother of the king of France : befides, th#. king of Hungary, daring his lifetime, had or~ dered her fo to do.' * To this the marquis replied, that 'he paid: little attention to what flie faid ; that he had the confent and good will of the greater part of the Hungarian nation, and that he would by fair means or otherwife, have her, now fhe was in his power.* The lady was much caft down at thefe words, but, notwithstanding, held out m well as fhe cpuld; and, though fhe fent to her fubjects to come to her afiiftance, none obeyed, nor did they make the leafl movement againft the marquis, which plainly fhewed the Hun-garians preferred the Germans to the French.' • When the queen found fhe was not to expect; any afiiftance from her fubjects, she began ta liften to reafon ; for the marquis threatened her, that if fhe foffered the caftle. to be taken by ftorm he would confine her in a tower, where fhe fhould have only bread and water, as long as fhe lived. Thefe menaces frightened her, for the place was weak, and fhe had come thu ther without enow of men or provision She therefore entered into a treaty with the marquis ; and in this fituation fhe gave him her daughter, " who was directly married, and he inftantly went to bed to her. Thus did fir Henry of Bohemia, marquis de Blancquefort, gain the inheritance of Hungary, of which he was king rather ' through force " than love, with regard to the confent of the% queen? 4«


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