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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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to the value of the coin was equal to four thou-fand francs ready money*. He was advifed to renew his claims on Bra-bant, and was promifed to be effectually affiled by England, that no lofs fhould accrue to him. In return for which, he fwore to be for ever loyal in his fervices to England: all this he too readily entered into. When this treaty had been concluded, he took leave of the king and^his barons, and returned to Gueldres, when he told the duke of Juliers what he had done, and how he had ftrengthened himfelf by hip alliance with England. s The duke of Juliers, who, from age, had more experience than his fon, was not much re-joiced on heaping it, and faid,—' William, whatv you have done toay be the caufe that both you and I (hall dearly pay for your vifit to England. Are you ignorant of the power of the duke of Burgundy, and that he has not his equal in this refpect ? He is the next heir to the duchy of Brabant, and how can you think of fucceeding ' in any oppofition to him, or of refifting fo po-tent a prince?' * How !J replied the duke of Gueldres, € the more rich and powerful he is, the better to make war on. I had rather have for my enemy a rich man, who has large pof-feffions, than a little baron from whom nothing can be gained : for one blow I receive, 1 wifh to give fix y befides, the emperor of Germany is • See the Fœdera, an. 10. Ricardi II. where the treaty m mt length. The penfion was for life, of one thoufand pounds lteriinc. ,79


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