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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. XL A CONTINUATION OF THE HISTORY OF^'Wb . ' QUARREL BETWEEN BRABANT AND GUELDÈES. ' '—ON THE DEATH OF DUKE WINCÉSLAUS, THÉ YOUNG WILLIAM OF JULIERS, DlfrOE OF GUEL-r DRES, ENDEAVOURS BY EVERY* MEANS TO RE-r c GAIN THE THREE CASTLES.—HE ALLIES HIM-SELF TO THE KING OF ENGLAND, BECAUSE ^ FRANCE SUPPORTS THE RIGHTS OF THE J-WfDÔW-DUCHESS OF BRABANT. " / 1MAVE taken .muoh pains to detail all the particulate of thft matter in my hifcory, to britog1 it to thé peint I aim at,* which, is to ex- ' plain why king : Charles of France led a pow* 6iftd. arkny into Germany. I might indeed have paflfed. more briefly over, if I had chofen ; but the dates. of all thefe eircumftaacçs ought •to;he'infected inihis hiftory. In truth, I have myf dw*i; manner t of relating things, which, ' though pleaiing - to. me, is indifferent, enough. When I learnt that the kings of France and Ehglwid were about to interfere in ' this bull-. tiefi, Ileierted ray&lf ; to examiné more deeply into the.nfubj eat'than I had hitherto done, and Anli eiifctiiiueft as follows. - .On the return o£ duke Winceflaus to Bra-bant, * freed.*from all dangers of prifon, • as * you harve heard, he was: defirous of vifiting his Hates and caftles, as well iji the duchy of Luxembourg « as elfewhère. He took therefore his road to-wards Alface and the city of Strafburgh, :\ x \ )' - ' through 74


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