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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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©# England. We will now fer a while leate them, and return to the affair* of Mmniets. • J • CHAP. XVIII. f HE STATE OF FXâNDEHS.—TWO HQNJEST BUEr CESSES OF GHENT NEGOTIATE SECRETLY A F£ACE WITH THE DUKE. OF BURGUNDY, WITH . THE ASSENT OF FRANCIS ATREMEN. IN truth, the duke of Burgundy had a ftrong defire to undertake a grand expedition againft England in the enfuing fummer of 1386, and did all he could to urge the king of France to confent to it. On the other hand, the confia-Me of France, who in his youth had been edu-cated in England, and was a knight of gallant enterprife and much beloved in France» advifed it ftrongly, as did fir Gliy de la Trimouille and the admiral of France. The duke of Berry was at this time in Poitou, and in the upper parts of Limoufin, ignorant of these councils and this intended expedition. The duke of Burgundy was the greateft perfonage in France» next the king •: he had many defigns, and knew that, as long as the war continued in Flàa#tnf ' the invafion of England could not take |feee : he was therefore much foftened, and more in-clined to enter into a treaty with the toWn of fiheat; for they had allied 4km&felves with the kjpf of finglaiÀ who tad fent thither a knight calei m


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