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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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Ιχχχιχ printed copies and manufèripts of Froiffart that hare ' paffed through my hands. III. Dfoijion of the FourVolumes qf Fróijfart into Chapters, and of the firfi Volume into feveral Parts. TH E four volumes of thehiftory of Froiffart are fubdivided into a great number of chapters, which are differently placed, according to different manu fcripts and printed copies; but, befide thefe divi fions, in a great many manufcripts there is one which is particular to the firft volume. Some have four books, or parts, others fix, and fome eight. I will fpeak more fully of this matter when I come ta mention the manufcripts of Froiffart. It is in one of thefe four* fix, or eight divifionS of the firft volume, that we mtift feek for the ter mination of that part of his hiftory which Froiffart carried to England, and prefented to queen Philippa of Hainault. It neceffarily precedes thefe books, or parts, in which the death of this queen in 1369, ifr related ; it even precedes, if I do not .miftake, every thing prior to 1367, when he was appointed clerk of the clofet to the queen of England 5 for, I be lieve, it was the hiftory which he prefented to hef that made him known, and gained him the office he held in the houfehold of that princefs. Ï doubt not but that it was pofteriòr to the recital ' of the battle of Poitiers in 1356, fince it was at that epoch he began to write. W e muft not feek for it either before or after the years J357, 1358* *359 ε 4 or


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