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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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his brother, count Lewis, he became count of Blois, lord of Àvefnes in Hainault ; and the rich inheritances of Holland and Zealand fell like-wife to hirm Notwithftanding this, his council advifed him to purfue the claim of his lady on Gueldreland. He did fo, ' to the utmoft of his power; but Germans are a covetous people, and they only continued the #ar as long as they were duly paid. The difpute coft lord John very large fums, and was never of any fervice to him. This gallant count, lord John de Blois, died in the cattle'of the good town of Schoon-hoven, in the month • of June, of the year of grace 1381, and was carried to the church of the Cordeliers at Valenciennes, and buried be7 fide liis grandfather, fir John of Hainault*. . The lord Guy de Blois fucceeded his brothers in - all • their poffeffions in France, Picardy, Hainault, Holland and Zealand,- afc weH as in the country of Blois. I know not how many years the lady of lord John furvived him, but, on her deceafe, her fitter the countefs of Juliers, remained peaceable poffeflbr of the duchy of Gueldres. It was, however, fettled, at the re-quell of the nobility and inhabitants of the duchy, that lord William de Juliers, eldeft fon of the count of Juliers, fhould be duke of Guel-dres; for it had reverted to him in direct fuccef- * The lords Lewi*, John and Guy, were fens of the count Guy de Blois, brother to Charles de Blois, dukè of Brittany, by a daughter of fir John of Hainault, who conducted queen lfabella of France to England, with her fon Edward III.—* Annotation X.—DENYS SAUVAGE. fion 69


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