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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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king faid to fir William des Bordes, and to Mon-taigu*fwho were then prefent,e Let m go nearer, and examMie what their gifts are.' They ap-proached, and looked into the litter. I will now mention what prefents it contained. Firft, tjiere were four pots of gold, four faucers to match, four golden faits, twelve cups of the * M. Lerefque fays, that Charles owed his popularity to the wife choice he had made of the under-jnentioned minivers.— La Riviere, who had deferred the niemHhip of the wifei of kings:—Noviant, charged with the faperintendance of the Imaiices» was of the under of nobility, though without fortune, —and Montaigu, horn in obfeurity, raifed himfelf by {lis ta-lents ;—but, above »11, THE FLUKE of Bourbon who had,.pre-ferred his integrity, though he had keen joined in the regency with the dukes of Berry and Burgundy. * This John de Montaigu, grand mafter of the houfehold, and fuperintendant of the finances to Charles VI. was accufed of having robbed the king* and was condemned to be behead* ed. This was done without the king's knowledge, at the miti-gation of the duke of Burgundy and the king of Navarre. Me was beheaded in the market-place of Paris, the 17th Oc-tober, 1409, and his remains were carried to the gibbet at Montfaucon, where they remained hanging for nearly three years, finee his body was not taken down until the 17th Sep-tember, 1412, and carried to the convent of the Celcftins of Marcouffi, which he had founded. * Although he was executed without the knowledge of the king, he did not the lefs allow the confiscation of his proper-ly, to be given to Louis, duke de Guienne, dauphin. * I was, however, informed by M. Perron, who has care-fully applied himfelf to learn the particulars of the life of this lord, that his pnjjpctty mm itftôred to h» heirs/— Mnu- fame,


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