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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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* CHAP. LXIX. THE Dire H Y OF BRITTANY ADJUDGED, BY THE PARLIAMENT OF PARIS, TO THE LORD CHARLES DE BLOIS. J Τ may be eafily conceived, that the king of France, and lord Charles de Blois, were exceedingly en* raged, on hearing that the earl of Montfort had efcaped from them. However, they waited for the expiration of the fifteen days,, when the peere and barons were to give their judgment to whom belonged the duchy of Brittany. They adjudged it wholly to the lord Charles de Blois, from the earl of Montfort, for two reafons. One was, becaufe the wife of lord Charles de Blois, as the reprefentative of her father (who, after the laft duke was the next brother, both by father and mother), was a nearer relation than the earl of Montfort, who was the youngeil of thefe brothers, by another mother; which mother had never been duçhefs of, Brittany ; fo that he never could deduce any claim from her. Another was, that, fuppofing the earl of Montfort had any legal claim to the fucceifion, he had forfeited it, becaufe he had done homage for it to another lord than the king of France, to whom he owed it ; and alfo, becaufe he had tranfgreffed the commands of the king of France, had broken his arreft, and had quitted Paris without leave. When the barons had publicly given their judgment in this affair, the king called to his nephew, the


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