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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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lier, to each other concerning the date of their affairs. I am unable to defcribe the exa& grounds 'of their correfpondence ; but I, John Froifiart, author of this hiftory, during the time of my refidence at Paris, (which was when fir Peter de Craon made the dsyring attack, in the night-time, on the conftable, who narrowly efcaped death, as I fhall relate), feeing public affairs likely to be much troubled and turn out unfortunate, made many and frequent inquiries why fir Peter de Craon had fo very fuddenly loft the affe&ions and favour of the king and the duke of Touraine. I had fo often demanded the caufe from thofe who ought to be acquainted with it, that at lad I heard the truth of what was commonly believed to have occafioned it. He was under the difpleafure of the duke of Tou-raine, for having revealed fecrets intruded to him 'by the duke to the duchefs ; and, if he cjid fo,' he behaved fhamefully. The duke was fo fond of fir Peter de Craon that he made him his com-panion, dreffed him in the fame clothes as himfelf, and carried him wherever he went, intruding him with all his mod fecrct thoughts. The duke, at the time young and amorous, much amufed him-felf with the company of ladies and damfels, and,1 as I Heard, was particularly attached to a young x frifky damfel of Paris. His intrigue ^as known and his" fecrets betrayed, to the great vexation of the duke, who ,could not accufe any other of having done it but fir Peter de Craon ; for to him alonçt the duke had difcovered it, and had 282


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