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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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never done any thing for me although I am married to his fifter. He alfo prevented, clandeftinely, the marriage of the young duke of Brabant with my daughter ; on which account I will not fail my dearly beloved fon, the king of England, in any refpeft, if his council ihould advife the undertaking of it. I will alfo give him every aid, as will John, my brother, now prefent, who has before ailifted him. But know, that you muft feek for other fupporters more powerful than we are, for Hainault is too fmall a territory to meafure itfelf with thé kingdom of France, and England lies too far off to be of help to it/ 4 Certainly, fir, you have given us very excellent advice, and teftified great love and good will, for which, in the name of our lord and king, I return you my thanks,' replied the biihop of Lincoln : 4 but, dear fir, tell us the names of thofe lords that you think can beft help our mailer, that we may report them to him.' 4 Upon my foul/ replied the earl, c I cannot think of any lofds, that can fo powerfully affift him as the duke of Brabant, his coufin german, the biihop of Liege, the duke of Gueldres, who married his fifter, the Archbiihop of Cologne, the marquis of Juliers, fir Arnold de Bacqueghen, and the lord of Fauqnemont :—thefe are the lords, that can in a, ihort time furniih greater numbers of mei* at arms than any I know ;—they are very warlike themfelves, and, if they choofe, can «afily make up ten thoufand men completely armed and equipped ; but you muft give them money before hand, for


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