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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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CHAP. XX. ' , ' * WHILE tjSe COUNCIL OF fiance IS IN DELIST RATION WHETHER OR NOT TO MARCH AN ARMY AGAINST THE DUKE OF GUELDRES, THE DUKE OF BERRY SENDS THE COUNT D'ES-* TAMPES TO THE DUKE OF BRITTANY, TO EN* DEAVOUR TO WIN HIM OVER TO THE PARTY OF FRANCE, AFTER HAVING ALIENATED HIM-: SELF FROM IT BY THE ARREST OF THE CON-STABLE. • ' ' 1HAVÈ before mentioned the. challenge which bad been fent by the duke of Gueldrçs to the king of France. It was much talked of every where, from the. uncourteous, and indeed rude language it was faid to contain. I was in truth (hewn fome rough drafts, which were faid to be exact copies of this challenge; but as I never few the original, nor any certified copy, I did not give much credit to what fo nearly concerned a little prince, like the duke of Guel-dres, and a king of France, It was evident that this conduct had greatly angered the king of France, who feemed de-termined to have reparation, and expected ex-cufes to be made for it by the duke of Guel-dres. The king's council had refolved it ihould not remain quiet t for the great barons had de-clared, that if the king did not (hew his refent-ment, whatever fums it might coft France, they would be alone to blame : for the king had proved, when 180


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