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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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order. The king died foon after. He was a valiant man in his time, and had confiderably added to the crown of Arragon by the conqueÉ of Majorca, which he kept. He was buried in the city of Barcelona, and there lies. . When the death of the king of Arragon was known at Avignon, the pope and cardinals in* ftantly fent off letters to the king of France, his uncles, and to the duke and duchefs of Bar, who were his fupporters and parents to the young queen of Arragon, the lady Jolante*, and to the queen herfelf, and were fo bufy, that the whole court of Arragon acknowledged him as pope. The duke and duchefs of Bar wrote preffing letters to their daughter, as did the king of France, the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, who fent a cardinal as am-baflador, to inftruft the new king, his brother, and fubjeds. The cardinal, with the afliftance of the queen, who paid too much attention to what her relations had urged, gained over the king, who had before! determined to follow the example of his father in preferving a neutrality, and the wholes kingdom to the obedience of pope Clement. At the time of the late king of Arragon's death, the archbifhop of Bordeaux was, at Barcelona. He had been fent thither by the duke of Lancafter, and I will explain the caufe of his journey. The late prince of Wales (who, though only duke of Aquitaine, was7 much feared by his neighbours, * The lady Jolante was his fécond wife. He wis firft mar-ried to Jane, daughter of John count d'Armagnac. the 138 '


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