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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 327



was theft for that pûrpofe and to obtain juftice; but the laft I never could get. Our Judges of the parliament turn it as they pleafe ; and they muft think ;me very young,and ignorant when they want thus to manage me. I wifh to let them know, that if all my fubje&s were unanimous in the fame opinions with me, I would find the kingdom of France fo much employment that the moft obftmate fhould liften to reafon. All who. had loyally and faithfully ferved fhould be rewarded accordingly, and fuch as had a£ted on oppofite principles fhould be punifhed ; and thofe who de-manded juftice fhould have it/ Such fpeeches, which were often repeated, were carried to the French court; iand the king's "moft confidential minifters faid, 6 This duke of Brittany, is fo prefumptuous and obftinate in his opinions that, if he be fufFered to go on with fuch dif-courfes, the kingdom will be weakened, by other lords following his example, and the rights of the crown by degrees may be loft/ It was therefore refolved, to obviate all difficulties, that the duke of Brittany fhould be civilly invited to come to Tours, where the king of France, from the affec-tion he bore him, would endeavour to give him the meeting, attended only by the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, and the bifhops of Chartres and Autnn, members of his council, who were ex-prettly named, as more in favour with the duke of Brittany than any other lords in France, except the lord de Coucy and the lord d'Eftampes. This 31£


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