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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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of St: Polhave Cambra^ than John of Hainault.— The Hainaulters were never our fincere friends, nor ever will be, for they are too proud and prefump-tuous, and have always been more attached to England than France, but a time may come when they (hall dearly pay for it. We will,' added the king, * that the count d'Oftrevant be fummbned to appear before us, and do homage for the county of Oftrevant, or we will difpofiefs him and attach it to our crown/ Such of the council as were prefent, replied,— * Sire, you fay well, and what you order ought to be done.' The duke of Burgundy, whofe daugh-ter the count had married, was highly difpleafed at thefe reports ; for he had always pufhed his fon-in-law as much as he could into the good graces of the king and the royal family. This bufinefs was not negle&ed ; for the king of France wrote very fharp letters to the count d'Oftrevant, which he fent to him at Quefiroy, commanding him to come to Paris, and, ' in the prefence of the peers of France, do homage for the county of Oftrevant, or he would make war upon him, and difpoflefs him of it. ' The count d'Oftrevant, on perufing thefe let-ters, found that-the king and his council were much angered, and inftantly aflembled his moft con-fidential counfellors to confider of the anfwer. He called to his aid the lord de Fontaines, the lord de Gomegines, fir William de Heremies, the lord de Traflegnies, the bailiff of Hainault, the lord de Sanceiles, fir Race de Montigny, the abbot de ^233


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