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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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through the territory of Fauquemont. He vi- fited thofe three caftles which had caufed the hatred of the duke of Gueldres, and found them ftropg, handfome and well fjtuated. If he liked them before, He was now ftill more pleafed with them, and ordered the tenants around to affift in ftrengthening their fortifications. He em-ployed mafons, carpenters and ditchers to repair and ornament them ; &nd, before his departure, he;1 appçinted a prudent and valiant knight, called. fir John Groflet, as governor in chief, with orders to guard and defend them at 'his peril. - The duke continued his journey through; his fiâtes, flopping at various places, according: to his pleafure, arid then returned to Bnàbant, which was his fixed^place of refidence. , Sir John de* Miîs had at this period married ttie duchefs-dowagfcr of Guddres, to whom that duchy had fallen by the death of lord Edward, flain, as von have heard, at the battle of Ju-ljers : but thç duchefs of Juliers oppofed her . claim on Gueldres, and was fupported by the majority of the nobility and principal towns for.(he was mote- popular with theiti than her eldeft filler becaufe flie had a fine fon, of an age to defend them in war, and neither her fitter nor her hulband, fir John de Bkûs, had ever peaceable ; ppflefliojir of the duchy* v The war to: fupport the claim of the duchefs, in which' he wfts forcçd to engage, qoft him upwards of one hundred thouiand francs; aiid .after all William de Juliers,; fop to the duke of Juliers, (who had early flâçwn in his youth that* chivalry and dove of 75


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