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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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' The cardinals having left the king, it was de» ' termined in council, that he Ihould fet out very early, in company with his brother and the duke of Bourbon. He took leave, therefore, of his uncles of Berry and Burgundy, bidding them re-* turn to their own eftates, as he had not then any further occafion for them, intending to go as far as Touloufe, and fummon thither the count de Foix to meet him. His uncles were much difcontented at this order; but the king's council was at that time fo formed, - that the dukes of Berry and Bur-gundy had no voice in it, nor weight, but in trifles. The government of Languedoc had been taken from the duke of Berry, and divided into fenefchalfhips, which was not only more profitable to the king, but more agreeable to the country; for the duke of Berry, during his government, had grievoufly oppreffed the inhabitants, by heavy taxes, as I (hall more fully relate, for it is deferv ing to be detailed. The dukes of Berry and Burgundy were very melanchbly, when they found the king was de-termined they fhould not accompany him in his journey ; but they difTembied their thoughts from all but each other, and thus converfed : * The. king is going to Languedoc to hold inquifitions on thofe who have governed it, and to treat with the count de Foix, (who is the proudeft perfon exift-. ing, and never loved nor efteemed, though neigh*, fours, the kings of France, England, Caftille, Arragon or Navarre,) and only takes with him la Rivieje, le Mercier, Montaigu and the bègue TojuX. C de


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