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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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CHAP. X. FEOISSAET RETURNS TO THE QUARREL BETWEEN THE HOUSES OF BRABANT AND GUELDRES, WHICH HE HAD LEFT UNFINISHED IN THE PRE-CEDING CHAPTER, AND CONTINUES THE HIS-TORY OF THE DUKES OF GUELDRES TO DUKE WILLIAM, WHO SENDS HIS CHALLENGE TO CHARLES VI. KING OF FRANCE. "TVUKE Reginald of Gueldres, eoufin-german to the prince of Wales, had mortgaged the three above-mentioned cailles for a fum of florins to a great baron of Germany, called the count de Mours. He kept poffefiion of them for a time ; but, when no intention was (hewn of paying back the money he had lent on their fecurity, he grew melancholy and fent legal fummons for payment to duke Reginald. But he made light of this, as he had not any money to acquit himfelf of the debt, which frequently happens to many great lords when they are called upon for payment. When the count de Mours perceived this, he made ad-vances to the duke of Brabant, and offered him thefe caflles for the money for which they were mortgaged. The duke eagerly accepted the pro-pofal,for they were on the confines of the territory of Fauquemont, of which he was lord. The duke w 61


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