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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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wcne rich and good lodging for men at arms. The king and his court remained in the city of Mans upwards of three weeks, for the king was in a very feverifli ftate and unfit to ride. The phyficians told the duke of Orleans ^nd his uncles, that the king was opprelTed with too much bufineâ, and was not in a fituation to go through it i that reft a^d quiet were abfolutely neceflary, for that ever fince he had left Amiens after the conferences, his health had not been fo good as it was formerly. The king's uncles remoi)ftrated on all this with the council, for the king would not pay any attention to what the phyficians faid and. he was fo impatient to carry the war into Brittany, he tokj his uncles, that he was always better when on horfeback, than when doing nothing, . and added, ' Whoever advifes me to the contrary will highly difpleafe me, and (hew he has not any love for me.' This was all the anfwer he would give. Every day there was a council holden, which lafted until noon, or beyond it * and the king would always be prefent, to check any de-lays being made to the expedition into Brittany. 10 CHAP.


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