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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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pardon : I can never have the honour of • being queen of Portugal ; for you know, as well as all the world, that I have a hufband, to whom I have been married thefe five years.' c Leonora,' faid, the king, € that fhall not prevent it ; for I will never have any other woman to wife fince I have enjoyed you ; but I will have you divorced from your hufband before I make you my bride/ c The lady could not obtain any other anfwer, and related all tliat had pafled to her hufband. The knight, on hearing it, was very melancholy and bethought himfelf what was to be done : he refolved at firft never to quit his wife ; but fuf-pecting the king's defigns, he fet out from Por-tugal towards Caftiile, where he was well receiv-ed by king Henry and appointed of his house-hold, which appointment he held during his life, and was continued in the fame by his fuccefTor don John. € The king of Portugal, to gratify his foolifh paffion, fent for the lady and her hufband; but the knight was gone. He then fent for the bifhop of Coimbra, who was chancellor of the kingdom and of his council, and told him his intention of marrying Leonora d'Acunha. The bifhop was filent through fear, knowing the violence of the king's haughty temper ; but fir Fernando Audere, who was the king's bofom friend and counfellor, in order to pleafe the king, faid, c. Bifhop, you may very well do it, and my lord will make atonement once for all.' The bifhop united Bba ~S73


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