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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 138



that is now there was a truce between! France, England and their allies, their knights would, from having nothing to do, be glad to join in this war-fare, and that they fhould have numbers of them from thofe kingdoms. When this intelligence was firft brought to tiki French knights and fquires, they were much re-joiced, in hope of gaining honour ; and the am* baffadors from Genoa were told they fhould not return without their bufinefs being attended to, and fuccour afforded them, for their anxiety to extend " the Chriftian faith was very praife-worthy. They waited at Paris, while it was under deliberation of " the council who fhould be appointed commander in chief. The duke of Touraine offered his fer-vices to the king and council ; but they, as well # as the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, remonftrated,. that this command was not fit for him. They confidered, that as the Genoefe infilled on the king's brother, or one of his uncles, taking the command, the duke ' of Bourbon would be the moft proper perfon, and that he fhould have for his fécond the lord de Coucy. ' , . The Genoefe ambaffadors, having received a favourable anfwer from the king, and certain af* furances of being affifted with knights and men at arms from France, under the command of the duke of Bourbon, in the courfe of the year, were gready contented. They took leave of the king, and returned to their own country, to relate the good news, and make preparations accordingly* VOL* 2L« K Reports


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