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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
page 72



îxî lie wrote the various parts of it Froïflart cannot hé fufpe&ed of partiality during' the firft years of the reign óf Edward ΠΙ. This prince never forgot that his uncle, king Charles le Bel, had given him an aTylum in his kingdom ; when, with his mother, IfàbeBa óf France, he had efcaped from the perfections of the Spencers, Who governed' the mind of hfe father, Edward II. The court of France had not any mifunderftanding with that of England during the reign of .Charles. I pals over for a moment the forty years which follow from 1329, when the fucceffion to the crown of France being opened by the death of Charles le Bel, the bonds which had united the kings of France and England became themfdves the fource of divifions, and of the moft murderous wars; and I come to the times which fucceeded1 the death of queen Phiiippa in 1359, a period when FroilTart, no longer nefiding in England, had attached himfelf to Winceflaus, duke of Brabant-This prince, brother to the emperor Charles IV* was, in uncle to Anne of Bohemia, who was afterwards queen of England, by her marriage with Richard IL ; but he was alfo in the fame de-* gree of relationfhip to Charles V. of France, the fon* of his filler, and prefcrving a drift neutrality between* the two rival crowns, he was invited to the coronations of Charles V. and of Charles VI. He obtained even in the laft of thefe ceremonies the pardon ' of the count de St. Pol, whom the king's council wiihed to put to death for the crime of high ireafoiu Froif


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