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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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I can afïure you, you fhall not receive one pen* my, for otherwife I cannot feftrain you/ • When the dukes of Berry and Burgundy heard this anfwer, they fa% he was determined, upon going, and replied,—c God be with you :. you fhall go then ; and we will no more think of un-dertaking it without your company/ Thefe lords and the council then deliberated on an affair of fome confequence to this intended war. There had been a treaty for a long time in force, between the king of France and the emperor of Germany, which ftipulated, that neither of them were to enter the territories of the other with an armed force ; that is to fay, that the king of France end the emperor could not make war on each other without incurring a heavy penalty, and the lentence of the pope, who had folemnly fworn,. at his coronation, to maintain thefe two kingdoms jn peace. It was therefore refolved, in cafe the king perilled in his intention of invading Guel-dreland, which was a dependence on the empire, to make thé emperor fully acquainted with the duke of Gueldres' ra(h conduct, and lay before him the infolent challenge he had ient the king of France, who, to make him fenfible of his folly*, was preparing to march an army into Germany, hot any way hoftile to the emperor or to his ter-ritories, but folely againft this duke of Gueldres, and to attack him wherever he fhould find him. • v Sir Guy de Honcourt, a valiant knight, and fir ,Yves d'Orient, one of the judges in parliament, were appointed ambaffadors to carry this meffage ta.


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