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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
page 299



m They were told very minutely every act th4 duke of Juliers was. to fwear to perform, if he were defirous his country fhould remain in peace. Firft, that he fhould go himfelf, or fend to his fop, the duke of Gueldres, to remonftrate .with him on his folly and impertinence, in fend-ing fo unufual and rude a challenge to fo power-ful a prince as the king of France, and oblige him to come personally and fubmit himfelf to the mercy of the king, if he ' did not fatisfacto-rily excufe himfelf. Should the duke of Guel-dres refufe compliance, through pride and weak-nefs of underftanding, and perfift in his opinion, then the duke of Juliers was to engage, on his oath, not to afford him the leafl fupport, but, on the contrary, to unite himfelf with his enemies,, and to aflifi the army of the king, which, during the enfuing winter, would be quartered through-out the country of Juliers, in order to be ready to carry on the war againft the duke of Guel-dres j and all towns and caftles, belonging to the duke of Juliers, fhall receive, on the moft friendly footing, the men at arms of France. Thefe two prelates, who had been folely cal-led to the council to remonftrate touching thefe matters with the duke of Juliers, repeated to him what Ihey had heard, adding fuch weighty rea-fon^, that the duke affented to the terms : in-deed, he faw he muft do fo, if he wifhed to pre-ferve his country from ruin. He therefore fo-lemnly fwore to obferve faithfully all the articles of the treaty, and to remain a firm friend to the king and to his uncles, for which his duchy was faved


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