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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 257



m honours mâ attention* from him, mà he had given to him, Ml brother. and uncles, more than they had afked. TWb Jie thought was Mmmg fome return, and, on his taking leave, he had pro-mifed the pope, that he would attend m his affair* in fuch wife that the effeâ of his interference .would foon be known* He coniidered himfeif bound, therefore, to do fomething in his behalf. . At this time, the dukes of Berry and Burgundy were at Paris ; and k was generally reported, that foon after March the king would fet out from Paris, for Savoy and Lombardy, and that the duke of Savoy was to fend his coufin-german with him. The king was to have under his command the duke of Touraine and four thoufand fpears; the duke of Burgundy two thoufand ; the duke of Berry the fame number ; the conftable of France two thoufand Bretons and Saintongers, from the fiat countries ; the duke of Bourbon one thoufand. fpears ; the count de St. Pol, and the lord de Coucy one thoufand fpears; and all thefe men at arms were to be engaged and paid for three months, and thus from time to time. The pope and cardinals at Avignon were as much rejoiced, when intelligence of this was carried to them* as if the expedition were already com-menced. It was prqpofed in the council that the king fhould invite the duke of Brittany to form part' of it, as they did not think it prudent to leave him behind. The king in confequence wrote him a handfome letter, to explain the plan and intention of the egped&on, and to invite him to • - * make


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