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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 318



Wve beed thè worfe governed for having loft the fuppofed benefit of his council. With regard to. the caftles he furrendered to me, and of which I am in poffeflion, I fhall keep them until the king by force difpoffefles me of them. As to the money, I. reply, that from the hatred of fir Oliver de Cliffon,. I have incurred debts in this and other countries,? and have, from this fum, repaid thofe to whom I was indebted.' * • Such was the anfwer the duke of Brittany gavé » to the ambafTadors from the king of France* Many debates enfued, to induce the duke to fend a more ipoderate anfwer ; but bis repliés were always to the, fame effeâ as what he had before fpoken. When they found they co^ldnot obtain any thing more, they defired to take their leave, which being * granted, they prepared for their departure, and journeyed until they arrived at Paris, thence they went to thé caftle of Beauté, near Vincennes, where the \king ai*i queen refidei The dukes of Berry and Burgundy foon followed them, as they were impatient to hear the duke of Brittany's anfwer, which as you have heard, I will not repeat* But as thofe fent into Brittany had not fucceededin anf. one point, the king and council were greatly dif-pleafed with the duke, and faid he was the proudeft and moil prefumptùous man alive, and that matters fhould not remain as they were; for the confer quences would be too prejudicial and difgracefai to the crown of France. It was fijlly the intention of the king and his council to make war on the duke of Brittany. Vol. VIII. X Th# 305


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