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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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tie late king. Sir Oliver's daughter was married! as you have heard, to John of Brittany, brother io the queen-dowager of Sicily ; and this marriage Bad forely difpleafed the duke of Brittany, who mortally hated the cdnftable, confldering both him and John of Brittany as his fecrët enemies. He had often repented not having put the conftable iô death when he had him in his caftle of Er-mine. t Sir Peter de Craon was a favourite with the dukè of Brittany, being alfo his ' coufin, and, during the reign of his power with the king of France and the duke of Touraine, would willingly, had he been able, have caufed a quarrel between thent and the conftable. Thus envies and jealoufies, which have always underhand ruled in France, con-tinue to ad until they bring their favourites io an unfortunate end. The conftable of France had been fo loyal m his whole conduâ towards the crown, that he was Jbeloved by all except the duke of Burgundy ; and the hatred he bore him originated in the du-chefs, who was a lady of a high fpirit, and too nearly related to the duke of Brittany to love the conftable : befides, fhe continued the affe&ion of her father to all whom he loved, and Hated thofe he had hated ; fuch was her temper. Sir J?eter de Craon, who at this time refided at the court: of France with the duke of Touraine, kept up a frequent correfpondence with the dukè bf Brittany, they writing, in the moft friendly man- 281


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