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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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ft) him by bordering on his duchy of Tburaïne. To this county are alfo attached many confiderable fiefs. The duke of Toiiraine, having this fcheme in his head, did not reft before he mentioned it, firft to the king; then to the duke of Bourbon, and to the lord de Coucy, who was an able negotiator and much in favour with the count de Blois, for he had married the daughter of bis coufin-germân the duke of Lorraine. The duke of Touraine and the above-mentioned perfons were careful not to drop the leaft hint of this bufinefs to the duke of Berry, becaufe the lady Mary, his daughter^ had her jointure of fix thoufand francs a-yeat fettled on this.county, and the duke of Berry imagined that, for this fum and the charges that would accrue, he fhould obtain the county of Blois, for a perfon more covetous of other people's property fcould not be found. Thedtike of Burgundy was alfo kept ignorant of this plan,» becâufe thé lady Margaret, his eldeft daughter, was married toi William of Hainault, fon to the count of Hainault; and he thought, that by fome.incident, by pur-chafe or otherwife, the lands of Holland, Zealand and Hainault might revert to his Xon-inJaw, thé tount d'Oftrevant, or to his fon John of Burgundy^ tvho had married Margaret eldeft daughter of the count of Hainault* The king and the three other lords propofed therefore, on their departure from Tours, to vifit their coufin the count Guy de Blois, who refided at %a handfome caftle, eight leagues from Tours, called • YouX. ^% Chateau


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