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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
page 73



fion from his uncles, and, on 'this account, duke Albert and his duchefs had given him their daughter in marriage, who had been betrothed to duke Edward, as before mentioned. Thus was this lady Hill duchefs of Gueldres, and this laft marriage was the more fuitable, for they were both nearly of the fame age. .The duke refided conftantly in his own country ; but the more he increafed in age the greater was his love for tilts, tournaments and fuch amufe-ments, and he was more attached to the Englifh than to the French, which he (hewed as long as he lived. He had always rankling in his bread a fimilar hatred to what had fubfifted between his anceflors, and the dukes of Brabant, and was ever feeking for occafion of quarrel with them for two reafons : one, becaufe he was the ally of king Richard IL; the othef, becaufe Winceflaus of Bohemia, duke of Luxembourg, had purchafed from the count de Mours, a great baron in Germany, thofe three caftles I have -hefore mentioned, but will now mention again, to make the matter clearer, Gambet, Buet and Mille, they are fituated beyond the Meufe, on the territory of Fauquemont. The dukes of Gueldres had in former times been lords of thefe caftles, and the prefent duke was much vexed that he could not add them to his inheritance, but as long as duke Winceflaus lived he kept all this to himfelf. 60 % CHAP.


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