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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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country of Brabant, which country was favourable to France, for the reverfion of it would fall to the duke of Burgundy and to his children* _ The duke of Gueldres, to fhew he was m eameft and determined to z& againft France, font, during the time the news of the conftabie's misfortune was firefh, to defy the king of France, by letters fealed with his ' feal, that were very bitter and wrothful* They were not accepted with pleafure by the king nor his uncles, as I fhall explain hereafter in the Courfe of this hiftory, when I fpeak more fully of the wars of Brittany and Gueldres. m The king, however, fhewed no outward figns of diffatisfaâion, but handfomely entertained the fquire who had brought this challenge. He had been very much terrified at Tournay ; • for, having (hewn the challenge to the provoft and principal inhabit* ants, he wanted not to go further, faying that it was folly fufficient to have delivered his commiffion at " fo grand a city as Tournay. This did not fatisfy the provoft, though Tournay belonged to France» and he arretted the fquire and had him clofely con-fined : he then wrote to the duke of Burgundy, to fay what he had done, and to know his farther com* mands on the fubjeft. t The duke ordered the pro-voft to conduâ the fquire to Paris, who certainly thought that now he could not efcape death. It _ fell out otherwife, for the king, his uncles and the court gracioufly received him ; and the king of France gave him a filver goblet weighing four marcs with fifty francs within it. ^ He was well entertained, ' and,


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