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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 325



aûîng improperly, but perfifted in this conduft, for he was too much inclined to England, and provided his caftles and towns with artillery and (lores, fending fecretly to England for men at arms and archers, whom he placed in his forts, giving it out that he was expeéting war to be made on him, but his fubjefts could not guels from what quarter. News of all that he was doing was carried to the court of France, and^ feveral fpoke loudly againft him. The duke, indeed, knew, that many of the French lords difliked him; but he. was in-different as to this, and continued to au as be-fore, entrufting only the duchefs of Burgundy with the real ftate of his affairs and. his intentions. He was right fo to do, for he was by her ftrongly fup-ported. She had a great affection for the duke of Brittany, not only becaufe he was her relation, but her father, the late earl of Flanders, had been much attached to him, and comforted- him in all {lis diftrefles. This duchels of Burgundy was a determined lady, and the duke, her hufband, would not will* ingly have angered her, as was indeed natural; for he had gained by his marriage with her im« inenfe poffeflions, and was the father of many fine children, which bound him, as well as the whole royal family, the more to her. Thefe hatreds and jealoufies were daily in-creafing ; and although the duke of Brittany went Paris, and p^id his homage to the king, I will v n?t 316


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