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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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fence of her realm, and take her to wife, as fhe had not any objection and was of noble birth, and by this means they told him he might be-come king of the country : but others advifed the contrary, left it might have am unfavourable iffue; for her children by the duke of Anjou, who had been crowned king in Bari, were young, and had many relations and friends, efpecially in the king of France their coufin-german, who would certainly fupport their claims, as well as the lady Jane, duchefs dowager of Anjou, who would have great weight. Sir Otho was fo long doubtful between the two parties that at length neither had him. About this time, the forces fubfidLzed by pope Clement, under the command of the lord de Moetroye, a right valiant knight from thé coun-try of Geneva and Savoy, fir Talebert^ & knight of Rhodes, and fir Bernard de la Salle, had fhut up pope Urban in the city of Perugia. He Was much firaightened, and on the point of being made captive. I was told it depended only oft the payment of twenty thoufitnd crowns j for count Conrad, a leader of à large body of Ger* mans, would have delivered him up to pope Clement for that fum. Sir Bernard dfe Id Salle was fent to Avignon to inform the pope, and to remonftrate with him and the cardinals on the fubject, but in vain with regard to the money, for the court was fo poor that he could ntit ob-tain any thing, and returned, very difcontented, o the fiege pf Perugia. The fiege was ftackened on 350


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