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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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entertained them well, but faid it would be diffi-cult to exchange fuch hatred for peace, and to eftablifti it with one whom they wanted to disin-herit, and that it was not his intention to relie-quifh his claim to the crown of Caftille. The friar and bifhop replied, f that there was one means of reconciling his right and the right of their lord and king; and, my lord, we have found it.' 'What is it?' faid the duke, c Sir, you have by your lady a beautiful daughter, of an age to marry, and our lord of Caftille has a handfome and young fon: if an union ^between thofe two Could be brought about, the kingdom of Caftille would have peace for ever; for what you claim will fall where it ought, to your own heir, who is the lineal defcendant from our kings of Caftille; and all the fatigues you have undergone^ in this war muft have been for the ultimate fuc-ceffion of this young lady/ c That is true,' replied the duke; f but I muft have my expenfes reimbursed, for I would have you know that my expedition to Caftille has coft England and me upwards of five hundred thou-fand francs. I fhould like, therefore, to hear what you fay of repayment.' cMy lord,' faid the confeffor, * if what we have propofed (hall be agreeable to you, we will manage all other things to your perfect Satisfaction.' c Your coming hither,' replied the duke, * has given us pleafure; and I (hall certainly marry my daughter, before I return to England, to Caftille or France, as I have had propofals from thence ; . -but ' , # 180


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