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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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' The duke of Brittany made no long flay after this at Paris ; but having arranged his affairs, and b$d his expenfes paid by vhis officers, he fet out, taking the road to Eflampes, travelled through Beauce todfeaugency on the Loire, with a nu-merous body of attendants riding before him. Frojn Beaugency his attendants continued their road through the country of Blois, Touraine, Maine and Anjou ; • but the duke had his veffels waiting for him at Beaugency, and embarking on board a handfome yacht, with the lords de Montfort and de Maleftroit, failed down the Loire, paffing under the bridge at Blois, and not topping until he came to Nantes, when he wa§ in his own country. * I will now leave the duke of Brittany, who ftrictly kept the engagements he liad entered into with the king of France and his uncles, and hf s never fince done any thing worthy of being1 remembered in this hiftory, nor do I know if he ever will. If he fhould, I will relate it, according to the manner it fhall be told me. The king of France was bufily employed in mak-ing his preparations to invade Gueldreland. The lord de Coucy, on his return to Montereau, in-formed the king and his uncles, that all the chi-valry of Bar, Lof raine, Burgundy, and as far as the Rhine, were ready and willing to attend them, in their expedition to Germany. The king was much pleafed on hearing this, and faid, that€ if it pleafed God, he would this year pay a vifit lo his coufins of Gueldres and Juliers.' A council was held S8S


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