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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
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Htfke&t prefents to the la&es, that they all praifed hit liberality. The pope and cardinals were much rejoiced at this vifit of the king of France, as indeed they had good reafon to be ; for without his fupport they would have been in little eftîmation. There were no kings in Chriftendom who paid him obedience but fuch as were allied to France. The kings of Caftille and Scotland acknowledged him. for pope, as did the king of Arragon, through the intérceffion of the queen Jolande de Bar, who was coufm german to the king of France, other-wife he would have remained neuter like his father. You may therefore fuppofe the pope and his car-dinals were happy in receiving the king of France; for all they had to depend on was obtained through his favour. The king of France remained, I know not how many days, with the pope and cardinals, revelling and amufing Mmfelf. The pope, on this joyful occafion, gave pardons to the clergy who were in his courts, and plenary indulgences to all for one month to come. He likewife prefented the kipg with the nominations to all his cathedrals and other churches, and in each church the reverfion of two prebends, deferring all his former promifes, that thefe now made to the king might have the precedency, which was fortunate for many of the French, clergy, who were thus provided. He gave alfo rêverions to the dukes of, Touraine^ Berry and Burgundy, and the lord de Coucy, which threw back ail thofe he; had formerly, prq- ' mifed ; 15


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