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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
page 164



âdered to whom he {hould addrefs himfelf in Eng-land^ and, had he not made choice, of the earl of Oxford, he would never have fucceeded ; but, notwithstanding, this nobleman had the complete government of the king, matters were not inftantly brought about ; for as long as the duke of Lan-caster remained in England, he never mentioned any thing concerning it to the king. The earl of Buckingham, on his return from Brittany, irritated the king and his brothers fo much againft the duke chat it was publicly faid, the duke had a&ed treacheroufly towards him and his army; and th^y were fo greatly angered, that John of Brittany was fummoned before the king and council, when he was addrefled as follows: * John, if you be . willing to hold the duchy of Brittany from the king of England, you {hall have poffeffion of it, and be married in this country as nobly as the §refent duke has been (for the duke of Lan-cafter was defirous of giving him his daughter Philippa, who was afterwards queen of Portugal.) John of Brittany replied, * that he would never confent to fuch a treaty, nor be an enemy to fhe crown of France : he would willingly accept of the daughter of the duke of Lancafter, but he muft fir ft have bis liberty. ' On this, he was remanded to prifon. When the earl of Oxford, who now bears the title of duke of Ireland, found the duke of Lan-cafter was landed in Caftille, and all txpe&ation of the connection with John of Brittany broken by hit carrying his daughter with him* he tq* foived 151


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