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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 362



to the king our lord, and the three ftates of the realm, what you have now propofed. Be allured . that my brother York and myfelf wil ufd every • diligence, as well as our council who have attend*1 ed us hither, in ending the matter according to ours and your wilhes, with the exception of what you demand concerning Calais; but that we dare not mention, without incurring the hatred of the people. It will be therefore better to remain fdent, than to fay what would bring blame and hatred againft us/ The king of France was tolerably fatisfied with this anfwer, as were his uncles : they faid, that if, when returned to England, they would exert them-felves to obtain peace, a trifle on their part fhould not prevent it ; for the war had lafted too long, and caufed numberlefs misfortunes to both coun-tries. During the affembly - at Amiens, the commif* fyoners bethought themfelves, that as the truce between France and England would expire on St. John Baptift's day, they might prolong it, for themfelves and their allies, without any blame, for one year longer, by fea and land. With regard to the determination that might be given by the parliament - to • their propofab, they defired to fend two knights with them tô Xngland, to bring back the final anfwer. To this the dukes of Lancafter and York readily affènted. , I was told, and believe truly, from the appear.* ances I obferved, that the king of France was ' Vot. X. A a very 353


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