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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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xxîv It is uncertain how long Froiffart remained ivt Haynault ; we only know that he was again in Paria in 1392, at the time when the conftable de Cliffon was affaffinated by Peter de Craon ; and at Abbe ville towards the end of that fame year, or the beginning of the next, during the conferences which were held there by the plenipotentiaries from France and England, when they at lait eftablifhed % truce for four years. , From the year 1378, Froiflart had obtained from; the anti-pope Clement VII. the reverfion of a canon* fhip at Lille. In thè collection of his poetry, which Was completed in 1393, and in a preface, which is to be met wirh in feveral manufcripts at the beginning of the fourth volume of his hiftory, compofed about this time, he ftyles himielf canon of Lille; but Clement VIL dying in 1394, he gave *up his ex* pe&ations of the reverfion,, and began to iiyle him* felf canon and treafurer of the coWegiate church of Chimay, which he probably owed to the friendfliip4 of the count de Bloîs, who refpe&ed him much ; the lordihip of Chimay being part of the inheritance which had fallen in to the count in 1381, by the death of John de Châtillon, count de Blois;, the laft of his brothers. It was twenty-feven years fince Froiffart had left England ; when, taking advantage of the truce between the French and Engliih, he returned thither in 1395, furniflied with letters of recom-i mendation to the king, and his* uncles. From Dowr, where he difernbarked, he went to Canter-. bury,


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