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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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'mi JSavarre, and had deprived him, as far as he was able, of all his poffeffions m Normandy/ c Do you fuppofe,* faid others, c that if king Charles, the fa-ther of our king, were now alive, who loved fo much the • conftable, he" would not have made the duke pay feverely for this infult ? By my faith would he, and inftantly have declared war againft him,and,coft what it would, hâve driven him out of his duchy/ Thus was the matter difcuffed through France, %here all agreed that he had a&ed very ill. The king and his uncles, to pacify the people, who were iSMch diflatisfied, and to inquire into the grounds of this bufinefs, refolvèd to fend a prelate, and three able and prudent barons, to hear the duke's reafons, and to fummon him to Paris, or wherever elfe the king might pleafe, to make proper excufes for his conduct Sir Milon de Dormans, bifhop of Beau-vais, was nominated as principal: he was a moft able man, of great eloquence, and was to be ac-companied by fir John de Vienne, fir John de Bueil and the lord de la Riviere, who had received full inftru&ions what they were to fay ; but to be the more particularly informed of what had pafled, the bifhop of Beauvais went to MontIehery,the refidence of the conftable, to learn from him the moft mi-nute details. This town and caftle, with its depen-dancies, had been given to him and to his heirs by king Charles. ' The bifhop, during this vifit, was feized with an illnefs that forced him to keep his bed, and, after fifteen days ftruggle againft the fe-ver, it carried him off, fo very fevere was the attack. The bifhop of Langres was nominated in the place


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