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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 75



was defirous to increafe his inheritance* for he thought furely to furvive his prefent duchefs, the lady Johanna.* He took poffeffion of thefe caftles, and placed in them, as governor, the lord de Kale. When, upon the death of duke Reginald, the lord Ed-ward fucceeded to the duchy of Gueldres, he sent ambaffadors to the duke of Brabant, to requeft he might have his caftles for the money he had paid for them. The duke, not having purchafed them for this end, returned a pofitive refufal. The duke of Gueldres was highly indignant at this anfwer, and in confequence was hard on his fifter-in-law, the widow of the lord Reginald and younger filter v to the duchefs of Brabant, by preventing her from receiving her dower. The lady went to Brabant, and laid her complaints of the vexations the duke of Gueldres was occafioning her, before the duke ' and duchefs. On account of the long-fubfifting hatred between the Brabanters and thofe of Guel-dres, for the feizure of Grave, the firft were well inclined to aid the lady by force of arms. A large body of men at arms were indeed once collected in Brabant, and advanced to Bois le Duc, to the amount of twelve hundred fpears. The duke of * Winceflaus was the fécond huiband of Johanna, heirefs of Brabant and Limbourg. She was married to him 1355. After the death of Winceflaus, the 8th December 1384, and his fon, flie conftituted Anthony, fécond fon of the duke of Burgundy, her heir 1404. Her firft nufband, William count of Holland, died 1345 without iflue.—Johanna died 1406.—Anderson's jR. G. Gueldres 62


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