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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 93



CHAP XIL 1 ÏHE DUCHESS OF BRABANT SENDS AMBASSADORS TO FRANCE FOB ASSISTANCE AGAINST THE DUKE OF GUELDRES^-r-THEY ARRIVE AT THE SAME TIME THE DUKE'S. CHALLENGE IS BROUGHT* AND RECEIVE FAVOURABLE AN-SWERS. •. • nPHE duchess of Brabant, who refided atBraf* •. *• fels, was well informed of every thing that Vas paffing, and that the duke of Gueldres -me-naced the Brabanters with war. She was fear-ful that he would put his threats in execution, _f»d faid,—'Ah, may God graciously pardon my deceafed lord-; for, had he been alive, the duke of Gueldres would not have dared to ufe the ex-prefiions Ï hear he has done; but, becaufe I am a woma^ and old, he-wants* to attack and make war on me. ' The duchefs afiembled her council on the ©c-cafion; for jhe knew; her opponent wais of a hafty temper, and that action would foon follow his .word* At the time this council was held* the duke M tGueldrés had fent this defiance to the king of France, which had cmifed great fi*o» der in all countries where it had been told; for the duke was but a petty prince in comparifon with others ; and the tenor of this challenge wqs. M


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