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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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many to visit the emperor, and had been ap-pointed by him vicar-general of the empire, as is contained in the firft volume of this hiftory, the county of Gueldres was made a duchy, aqjd the marquifate of Juliers a county, to elevate thofe families in dignity. But to come nearer to our times, and connect this with our hiftory, it happened that, after the deceafe of this count J&eginald we have been fpeaking of, his fon, alfo called Reginald, nephew to the king of England, died without heirs. ~ Sir Edward of Gueldres fucceeded to both : he wa* married to the eldeft daughter of duke Albert of Hainault; but ûw was fo young, that fir Edward never carnally knew her, and he died alfo without heirs; for, like a valiant knight, he was flain in battle, in a war againft duke Winceflaus of Brabant, before Juliers. Sir Edward's fifter-german was married to count William of Juliers, and her brother dying without iffue, fhe claimed Gueldres as her in-heritance, and brought forward her preten-tions. 1 Her elder lifter, by the firft marriage, made a fimilar claim, and faid, fin ce no male heirs remained from the fécond marriage, the duchy became her right, according to the fet-tlements that had been made and figned. As" thijs difpute ran high between the two fitters, the elder was advifed to unite herfejf, by mar--" riage, with fome perfon well allied, that would defend her rights. She followed this advice, and • defired the archbifhop of Cologne, at that time with the lord 5?


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