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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 342



bàûg broken off, for the king was impatient at the delays, and wanted to return to Paris, whence he would iffue a fpecial fummons for the erifuing fummer, and make war on the duke of Brittany and his allies, leaving all others in.peace. But the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, the lord de Coucy, the,count de Saint Pol, fir Guy de la Trimouille, the chancellor of France, and many other great barons and prelates, deftrous that an end fhould be put to thefe differences, held a conference, and faid,—* We, who are fo nearly connected with * the king and the greateft barons of his realm, having agreed to meet the Englifh commiffioners this Lent at Amiens, to confider of a treaty of peace, muft haften to put an end to this ill hu-mour of the king and the duke of Brittany ; for fhould we feparate without doing fo, the Englifh would have the advantage in the bufinefs at Amiens : they will expeâ the fupport of the duke of Brit-tany and his country, for they are near neighbours, and we fhall have a war with Brittany and England, like what we had before, and it will be too heavy for us.' Thefe lords and their councils fo often turned the matter over, that they at length difcovered a means of reconciliation between the king and the duke of Brittany. I will mention it, for without this I do not believe it would ever have taken place. . It was propofed that a marriage between the fon of the duke of Brittany and a daughter of the king of France fhould take place ; ànd, a$ John of Brittany had a fon, a fimilàr conne&ion „ . . fhould 333


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