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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 347



CHAP. LIV. THE DUKE OF BERRY NEGOCIATES SO SUCCESS-FULLY WITH THE COUNT DE FOIX, THAT HE' SENDS TO HIM HIS COUSIN OF BOULOGNE, WHOM HE INSTANTLY MARRIES. HpHE duke of Berry, whofe firft duchefs, the lady Joan of Armagnac, had departed this life, was very impatient to marry again; for no fooner was he affured of having failed in his pro-pofais to the duke of Lancafter, than he fet clerks to work, and, with proper meffengers, fent to negotiate with the count de Foix for the daughter of the count de Boulogne, whom he had had in wardfhip for nine years. Becaufe the duke of Berry had no profpect of fuccefs but through the count de Foix, (who was of fuch a character that he would do nothing that was dif-agreeable to himfelf for either father, mother,, pope, or any friend the young lady had,) he opened himfelf to his nephew the king of France and to his brother of Buigniidy, entreating them earneftly to interfere in tie bnfindk. The king laughed moft heartily at his uncle of Berry, who was now of m certain age, and iad. € My good ucl^ what will ywtdb withayoong girl 340


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