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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. XLVL • THE KING OF FRANCE SENDS SOME OF HIS NOBLES TO DEMAND FROM THE DUKE OF BRITTANY THE REASON OF THE INSULT OFFERED TO HIM IN . THE PERSON OF HIS CONSTABLE, SIR OLIVER DE C LISSOM. % ^HE court of France, more particularly the king's uncles* and the principal lords, were much dit trefled by the defiance that was fçnt by the duke of Gueldre^ j for it was outrageous and rude, and not in the common ftile of ftich challenges, as I ihall explain when I mention the particulars. They were likewife much vexed at the late conduû of the duke of Brittany, which had broken up the expe-dition to England by the imprifonment of its leader. This had been greatly prejudicial to the king, nor could they difcover any caufe he had to aflign for fuch conduct. The king did not pay fuch atten-tion to thefe matters, which, confidering his youth, was not to be wondered at, as if he had been of more advanced years; for fome of the old lords, who remembered former times, faid, 4 that by a fimilar a£t the kingdom had been much agitated, when the king of Navarre affaffinated fir Charles d'Efpaign, who at the time was conftable of France, for which king John could never afterwards bear the king of , Navajre, 290


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