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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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claims on Castille, but, on the contrary/infift on eftablishing them, as his daughter's lawful inheritance and dower. We shall thus have war with France and England.' • Thofe most in the confidence of the king of Castille faid to Inm,-^-' Sire, have you heard the rumours that are abroad ? You had never fuch need of good advice as at this moment. The dangers from the duke of Lancaster are thicker than ever, and the blast comes from France/ € How !' replied the king : c what do you mean ?' € In the name of God, fir, the report is every where current, that the duke of Berry is tp marry the duke of Lancaster's daughter, and you may fuppofe this will not be done without great alliances being made between them ; and you may in future fuffer as much from the French as you have lately gained by them.' The king on hearing this, was very penfive, for lie knew whpi they had faid was true. He demanded advice from thofe who had ever been attached to him, how, in fuch a circumstance^ he ought to act, and they gave him loyal and good counfel, as I will relate. You have before heard, in this history, ho\y king Henry of Castille had made his peace wit|t AUI king of Arragon, on condition that his fon , m, the prefent king of Castille, married his daughter. This marriage brought peace to tljp two countries. King John had one fon by this lady, who shortly after died -y and then, by thp advice of his council, he married again with the lady Beatrice, daughter to the king of Por-tugal. 175


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