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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.9

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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.9
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when they were finished, the count igned and fealed them, as did all his relations whofe names were mentioned therein, and the nobility, and magiftrates of the principal towns. Bertaido being now fatisfied, the marriage was confummated, the debts of the count were paid, and all his lands freed_ from every incumbrance. Thus was the count de Gueldres made rich : he took a new hôtel, and formed a different eftab-lishment. If, formerly, he had been thought to keep a magnificent one, this was much fu-perior; for he had now wherewithal to fupport it, as he never wanted for any money Bertaido could give him. Thé count behaved right ho-nourably to his lady, who was very handfome, good, prudent and devout. At the end of four years, the lady died, leaving a daughter of the name of Ifabella. * The count, being a young ttian when he became a widower, married again very nobly 5 for king Edward of England, father of that king Edward who befieged Toumay and conquered Calais, gave him his daughter Ifa-bella.* By this lady he had three children, two fons and a daughter, fir Reginald, fir Edward and Joan, who was afterwards duchefs of Gueldres. When king Edward III., who was uncle to thefe children of Gueldres, came firft into Ger- * There feems fome miftake here, but I cannot make it out, nor find in any of the genealogical accounts of the count* _of Gueldres, notice of this marriage with the daughter of the merchant Bertaido of Mechlin. * Reginald IL, the 9th count of Gueldres, married, in 1343, Sophia, countess of Mccheln, and 1355» Eleanora of •Eagkii4,^4wfc»*«ji,f Royal Genealogies. . • many 56'


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