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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 135



The queen fhovved thefe private letters that ihe had received from England to the king, her brother, who replied, 4 God be jour help! your affairs will profper fo much the better. Take of my fubjeôs as many as your friends defire ; I freely give my confent, and I will order the neceffary fums of* money to be diftributed among them/ The queen had already been very aftive, and what with entreaties,! gifts, and promifes, had gained over many great lords, young knights, and efquires, who had engaged to carry her back to England with a great power. the king, her brother, againft the Spencers ; that her departure was fecret ; and that ihe carried the young prince of Wales with her. Al l the documents which remain prove this to be groundlefs. She left England by the deiire of Edward ; (he fucceeded in her million, and a treaty was concluded the jift of May, I325. The Spencers were afraid of fuffering Edward to pay the homage in perfon, and therefore they perfnaded him to give the duchy of Guyenne and county of Ponthieu to the prince of Wales ; which was done on the 2dand 10th of September, 1325. The prince of Wales embarked at Dover the 12th of the fame month, to pay the homage, upwards of fix months after the paflage of the queen his mother. It is true, that when he arrived at the court of Charles the Fair, (he prevailed on him to ftay longer than Edward and his favourites wifhed. She exerted herfelf as much as poflible to procure men and money, which (he intended to employ in forcing the king, her hufband, from the hands of the Spencers. For further particular;, which, however, do not feem to me very material to this part of the hiftory, I muft refer to the Memoir itfelf, in vol. x. des Mémoires de l'Académie des Inicriptions, &c. The


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