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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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eftvoys' to France were chofen from among the privy counfellors of Brabant, and were the lord de Bourgueval matter *bf the houfehold, fir John Opem, a moil amiable knight, fir Nicholas dè la Monnoye and John de Grave, a clerk. When their credential letters were drawn out and feal-ed, they left-Bruffels and took the road to Paris. At this time, however, the king and the duke of Burgundy were at Rouen, whither the ambaffa-dors went, - ' On their arrival at Rouen, they waited firft-on the duke of Burgundy, who entertained them handfoipely, as he knew them well, and fhewed him their credential letters. The duke having pcrufed them, at the proper hour led them to the king, who received them graciôufly, from his regard to their duchefs. ' ' • ' The king, after reading their papers, faid; ' What you recjueft, demands confideVation : keep near our fair uncle of Burgundy, and your bufméfs fliall be attended to, and concluded as fpeedily as may be.' This anfwer was fàtisfac-tory to them, and, having taken leave of the king and the duke *f Burgundy, they returned to their lodgings. * The king of France, his uncles and the lords of his council, had, at this moment, full em-ployment, and Were daily in council refpectin£ different matters which required it. The chal-lenge of the duke of Gueldres was not very agreeable; and they knew not the intentions of the duke of Brittarty, ' from his firange conduct in regard to he conftable of Frapce. .' They fiM 1' "} * likewife 84


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