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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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come, and entertained them with a fplendid din-ner; but, before this, they had fulfilled their com-million, and had ably 'explained to him the objeéfc of their coming, and what the king and council had ' ordered ' them to 'fay.. - The duke anfwçre^ prudently and nobly, .c that he would jbe moft happy to arreft and give tip to the king fir Peter de Craon, but, as God might,help him, he. neither knew where he was, nor what he was about :• he therefore entreated thefe loads to make his peace, for he had afiured them of the truth,' adding, € he had heard, upwards of a year ago, fir Peter de Craon declare, ' that fir • Oliver de Cliflbn hated him fo mortally, he would attack Jhim the firft favourable opportunity, with all the force hç could mufter, let-the event be what it would. When he told me this, I afked if he had notified this to fir Oliver: he faid he had, and had. fent him his defiance, adding, that he would put him to death, by day or night, the very firft time he met him. I know nothing further of the matter, and am furprifed that my lord fhould think of making war on me for this caufe. Begging his pardon, I do not feel that I am any way fo blameable, either towards him or the kingdom of France, that war Ihould be declared, agâinft me ; for never will I infringe, if it pleafe God, the alliance* that have been entered into, between us, a$ well in regard to the marriage of our children, as refpe&ing other matters.' * This was the anfwer the French knights received from thç duke of BrittJtty . and, when $ey had » • • * • dined


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