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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.10

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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.10
page 18



mon and Languedoc, ether events happened in France. You have beard how the duke of Ireland, for-, merly earl of Oxford, had been driven out and hanifhed England, for his demerits, by the power qf the ur^cies of king Richard, but efpecialiy by the duke of Glocefter," who had been more bitter againft him than all the reft $ and how he had. fled to Holland, and had remained a fhort time at Dordrecht, when he was forced thence by duke Albert, the lord of Dordrecht, and Holland, who refufed him a reftdence on- Ms lands, from a wifh not to ad contrary to the will of his çoufins in England, no twit h (landing king Richard had written to him in his favour. The duke of Ireland, being forced to depart, went to Utrecht,-where he refided fome time, and inight have ftaid there as long as he pleafed ; for Utrecht is a free town to receive whoever lifts, if they pay for what they want, and this duke had a fuffieiency of money ; for he had received, of the conftable, fixty thoufand francs, as the balance of the ranfom of John of Brittany. You have alfo heard how the king of I ranee had fent him paffports to come to France, having invited him thithçr, and where he haJ remained for more than a year, the king fhewing him very great attention, becaufe he was a foreigner. There is nothing but what one is tired ot True it is, that, riotwithftanding this duke was fo well received by the king, the lord de Coucy mortally hated him, and not without reafon ; for.although* 9


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