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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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àm than thb'fé they ^narided ; but the diiké of GI6-cerfer made too firm an oppofitiori to this article, faying,—' Thé French wifh to pày ùé back with our own lâàdè ; for we have thé charter of king John, feâled by him and his children, which gives up to us the whole of Aquitaine in fee fimple. Whatever they have taken from it fince, has been ^ fraud and à robbery ; and their whole attempt, night and day, is to deceive us. ' Should Calais and the lands they require be given up tô them, they will be tords of the fea and attack our coâfts. Never, therefore, fo long as I live, will f cônfeni to peace with France on thefe terms.' " , At the time I âm now fpeaking ôf, a Might of noble extraction, from Anjou and Brittany, was greatly in favour with the king of France, as well as with his brother the duké of'toufairie. His . name was fir Peter de Cràon, and of fuch power that nothing was done but with hie advice. Hé • had been favourite of the late duke of Anjou, king of Sicily, and #ii iftimenfely rich, #hich had given rife to many fcandàlouè fëpottî zgaSxÀ him ; for it 4as 'currently faid in fraftcè, that hè had robbed thé dùké ôf Anjou. This cauféà him to avoid the pretence of the young king of Sicily and tb^qùeèn hie mother ; but he had managed to acquire thé afeÔi'ons of the king of trance and the duke of Tôuraînë. The coMâblê, fir Oïïver de ditfori, éas like-wile in high favour with thé king and his brother for the meritorious iertfices he hâd done them in arms, ^ and his brilliant a$iofts ddiing the feign ot the


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