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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.8

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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.8
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CHAP. XVIII. THE DEATH OF PETER KING OF ARRAGON, H IS SUCCESSOR, KINO JOHN, DETAINS PRISONER THE ARCHBISHOP OF BORDEAUX, WHO WAS NEGO-TIATING, FOR THE DUKE OF LANCASTER, THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN SUMS WHICH HE CLAIMED AS DUE .TO HIM FROM ARRAGON. j^BOUT Candlemas of this year (138?), king Peter of Arragon lay on his death-bed. When he found there were no hopes of his recovery, he fent for his two fons, John and Martin*, to whom he faid,—1 My fair children, I leave you well eftablifhed, and' the affairs of my kingdom pro-perly arranged. Live peaceably and lovingly, and you will gain honour and renown. With regard to ecclefiaftical matters, for my confcience Ukc and greater fafety, I have always been neuter : do you do the fame, until the knowledge, which pope is the true one, fhall be more apparent.* His two fons dutifully replied, that they would do fo, and punctually obey whatever he fhould * Martin was king of Sicjly, and on the death of John, killed by a fall from his horse in pursuing an enormous WQÎf, suc-ceeded to the crown of Arragon. John did not follow his father's counfeb with refpeéfc to the difputed tiara, but acknowledged Clement Vll.—Art de Verifier les Dates. order. 127


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