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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.11

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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.11
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When thefe letters were written and fealed, they, were given to one of the king's ^ meflengcrs, who let out1 for Brittany, and found the duke at his caftle of Ermine, near Vannes. The duke, having received and read the letters, toijl the meflenger he would write an anfwer to the king. The fub-ftance of it was, that he excufed himfelf from knowing/any thing of fir Peter de Craon, or where he was ; nor did he wifti to know any thing, for it was no concern of his; and that, as to fir Peter's hatred and quarrel wkh -fir Oliver de Clifibn, it no way touched or regarded him, and he entreated the king to hold him excufed. When this anfwer had been properly drawn up and fealed, it was given to the meflenger, who returned with it to "Paris, The king and his council were impatient to receive the duke's anfwer j and, when the let-ters were delivered to the king, he attentively read them, and turning to his brother, the duke of Touraine, and the council, faïd, c This is not fatisfadlory/ Others replied, that the duke of Brittany was at the bottom'of the whole mifchief. The king pud the duke of Touratrçe :. declared* that fuch an outrage was too great to be lightly jteflfed over, ' and was a dirtét attack on the royal majcfty of France. . ' . . The duke of Berry was at this time in faris^ ahd, in his. frequent vifiçs to the palace, the king talked much to him concerning the crime of fir Peter de Craon. The duke replied $ c My lord, he has certainly committed a great outrage ; and if it were known where he was, I would advife that 2


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