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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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Tir Taupin de Cantemelk ; and they were to bring back the final anfwer of the king.and council of England refpe&ing a general peace. - The Englifh dukes were efcorted to Calais by fir Reginald de Roye, the lord de Montaurel and the lord dé la Vieviile, who then took their leave and returned. The Englifli croffed the channel at their leifure to Dover, where they found the king and the duke of Gloucefter waiting for them. A grand council was holden by the king and his lords *n all -that had paffed at Amiens ; the king was well pleafed with what his uncles had done there ; but the duke of Gloucefter, who was always againft any treaty with France, declared, that not any proportions for peace could be determined on till they were laid before the parliament, which ought inftantly to be fummoned ; and whatever meafure the three eftates of the realm fhould refolve on, that ought to be adopted, and none other. This propofal of the duke of Glocefter was agreed to : indeed they dared not oppofe him, for he was too popular with the commons of England. The French knights were told that they muft continue thei* journey to London, otherwife they could not obtain any anfwer. They were willing to confent to this, as was right, and fet out wkh the king and his lords, the greater part. of whom went ftraight to London ; but the king turned off at Dartford, and took the road to Eltham, where he had a handfome palace. He there ftaid fome little rime with the queen, and they came to* gether to Shene, and thence to Windfor, where the 956


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