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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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Notwîthftandîng Froiftart may have written the firft volume at two different times, it feems that the prefece, which is at the beginning, was not done until the whole was finiihed ; for the author fpeaks in it of his travels into Scotland, whither he did not go until after he had prefented the firft half of this volume to the queen of England. No material interruption is met with in the courfe of the fécond volume. The author employs the tweiity-feven firft chapters in recapitulating the ' events of the three laft years, of the preceding volume, which had been too fuccindkly related. He adds new fadta, or new cireumftances, to thofe he had before told, or rectifies the narration, from having been better informed afterwards ; and it is from this I drav my proof, that there was fome, . interval between the composition of the firft vo* lume, and th$ oçhpr wtjich followed. After thefe. ;twenty-feven firft chapters he rofumes thé thread of his hiftory, which he follows until the peace the 'men of Ghent obtained from the duke of BurgUùdy,. and of which he reports the original treaty % itytèd the 18th December, 1385· It is towards the year 1385 or 1386, that Froik fart began to write his fécond volume : it was finiihed in 1388. This feme year he vifited the count de Foix ; and in the account he gives of his travels he fays, that different perfons reipinded him of events which he had related in his Hiftory ; snd thefe events are told in the fççQîid volume, which,


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