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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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ferabîe country to winter in ; and they daily re-ceived information of loffes of knights, fquires, and horfes, that had been captured by the am-, buflies of thefe Linfars. From all thefe reafons matters were fo far concluded that the duke of Gueldres came to the French camp, and was introduced by the duke of Juliers his father, the duke of Lorraine his coufin, and the archbifhop of Cologne, to the king's tent. There were prefent, at this in- t terview, the king's uncles, his brother tlie duke of Touraine, the duke of Bar, the count de la Marche, the count de St. Pol, the count dau-phin d'Auvergne, the lord de Coucy and the conftable of France. On his entrance, the duke of Gueldres caft himfelf on his knees before the king ; but I heard that the king made him rise, (in this matter, however, • I know nothing but what I learnt from others), and that he boldly excufed himfelf for the challenge, in the terms you have before heard. The king accepted his apology ; and he then declared, on his oath, that if he were ever again to challenge or make war on France, he would fend notice of it one year beforehand. Thus did Gueldres and Bra-bant remain in a fecure ftate, and thofe who had expected the moft were the greateft lofers. Every thing being now fettled, the duke of Gueldres flipped with the king of France at his table ; and I muft fay he was much looked at, for the great plague he had given them. Thefe treaties were fairly written and fealed ; and, when all was done,' the lords took leave of each other: 303


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