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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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of arms had defcended h him by biood on both fides) remained duke of Gueldres. • An union was concluded between him and the' éldeft daughter of duke Albert, who was mar* ried to the lord Edward of Gueldres, but the* marriage, on account of her extreme youth/ had never been confummated. By this Hâîott1 with lord William,. fhe remained duchefs oi GueWreSi . • ' :- Time and feafons pafs and change ; and thifr young duke increafed in honour, ftreftgth and ràderftanding, with a great defire for deeds of arms,. and a ftrong inclination to add to hi£ iates.. » His heart was more Englifh than Ftenéh, and he had declared in his younger years that he would always aid the kings of Engfaund in their Wars ; for, being more nearly connected » by blood with them than with the kings of France* he bore therf* greaté* affec-tion. •»•.. When his council gave him to underfiattd th&% the Brabanfcers did him vouch injury by the dé-tention of the three fc&fUês which the duke and duchefs held from hints he Replied, f Be it fo^ wait a whiter every thing hate its tiirn. Is it not yet time lor me to exeft myfèlf* fat our oouin of Braibfrnt has too fci&fcy powerful friends ; but .a time may come, when I'will ronfe t&yftfflf in earneft.' ' • - . - • Things re*ttfiinéd in this Hate, ufctil God was pieafed to call to him duke Wmceflaus, Wko died 'duke of Bfeabant and Luxenàbêurg, as htts heal already related in this hiftofy. • Tie (lu-: • * chefs 76


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