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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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of Scotland, fon of king Robert Bruce. They were affianced from their earliefl: youth, with the confer* of the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, as a bond to cement the peace. . The other was married to the count Reginald, fubfequently called duke of Guelderland, who had by this lady two fqns ; one named Reginald, the other Edward, who afterwards reigned with great power* CHAP. IV THE OCCASION OF THE WARS BETWEEN THE KINGS OF FRANCE AND ENGLAND. pjISTORY tells us, that Philip, king of France, furnamed the Fair, had three fons, befide his beautiful daughter Ifabella married to the king of England. Thefe three fons were very handfome-The eldeft, Lewis, king of Navarre, during the lifetime of his father, was called Lewis Hutin ; the fecond was named Philip the Great, or the Long ; and the third Charles. All thefe were kings of France, after their father Philip, by legitimate fucceffion, one after the other, without having by marriage any male heirs ; yet, on the death of the laft king, Charles, the twelve peers and barons of France did not give the kingdom to Ifabtlla, the fitter, who was queen of England, becaufe they faid and maintained, and ftill do infift, that the kingdom of France is fo noble, that it ought not to go to a woman j confequently neither to Ifabella, nor to * her


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