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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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folved to folicit the king to give up to him John of Brittany, as a rémunération for paft fervices, or for thofe he might perform. If he fucceeded, he could, then treat with the conftable of France, who had offered him, as the price of his ranfom, fix fcore thoufand francs to be made in two pay-ments of fixty thoufand each : the firft to be paid at Boulogne on the arrival of John of Brittany in that town, and the fécond in Paris, which was the place he had fixed on himfelf. The duke of Ireland coveted the money, and was fo prefling with the king that he gave up John of Brittany abfolutely to his difpofal ; which furprifed all England, and caufed much talking, but there it ended. The duke of Ireland had' John of Brittany conduced to Boulogne, where he found equipages ready which the con-ftable had caufed to be prepared for him. He fet out dire&ly for Paris, where he was kindly received by the king and his other relations. The conftable was there waiting for him, and carried him to Brittany, where he efpoùfed his daughter in con-formity to their agreement. When the duke pf Brittany learnt that John of Brittany had obtained his liberty, and was re-turned to France, through the aid of the conftable, he conceived a greater hatred againft fir Oliver de Cliffon, and faid,—* Indeed ! does fir Oliver thinly to thruft me out of my duchy ? He fhews fome figns of it by ranfoming John of Brittany, and marrying him to his daughter. Such things arc yery difpleafing fo me; ai$, by God, I will tell hufl


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