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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.1

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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.1
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χχΗ The exactnefè with which he defcribet the cere-. monies obferved between the pope and Charles VL at Avignon, feems to prove that he was an eye witnefs of their meeting : this is the more probable, becaufe it is certain that Charles VI. went froxrç Avignon to Touloufe, to receive the homage of the count de Foix} when Froiflajt w^s prefent, and, heard their converfation. Nothing of novelty paflfed, of which Froiflart did not wiih to be a- fpe&ator ; feaits, tournaments* conferences for peace, interviews of princes, their; entries, nothing ^efcaped his curiofity. It appears, that, at the beginning of the year 1390, he returned to his own country, and that he w;as foleiy occupied in the cont nuation of his hiftory, and in completing it, from the intelligence he had amaffed from all parts with fo much labour and fatigue. However, what he had learnt relative to the war in Spain did not fatisfy him ; he felt a fcruple at only having heard one lide ; that is to fay the Gafcops and Spaniards, who had been attached to the king of Caftille. It was the duty of an exaft and judicious; hiftorian to know alfo what the Portuguese had to fay on this fubjeét: and, on the information he had, that numbers of that nation were to be found at Bruges, he went thither. Fortune ferved him beyond his hopes ; and the enthufnftn with which he fpeaks of it, evinces the ardour he felt for a perfeâ: knowledge of fafts. On his arrival, he learnt that a Portugueze knight, " a « valiant and wife man, and of the council of the w king of Portugal," whofc name was Juan Fer* ©andò


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