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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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towns in Picardy, to order the inhabitants to be very attentive in the guard of them, for the reafon that the king was iadifpofed. Thefe orders were obeyed. The French nation was dtfmayed and concerned #hci it was publicly known nhtt the king laboured under a frenzy. . They fpoke much againft thofe who had advifed him to this expedi-tion to Brittany, and faid he had been betrayed by thofe who had urged him on againft the duke and fir Peter de Craon. People's tongues could not be ftopped-, for it was fo ferions a misfortune, it Was neceflary vent fhould be fomehow given to the vexation it caufed. ' ' The king was carried to Creil, and put under the care of the* before named knights and his phy-ficians. The men at arms were difbanded, and marched home. It was ftriétly forbidden the fueen*à hôiïfhoid and all others, under pain of •being feverely pôôifhed, to mention this misfor-tune to the queen, who was far gone with child. It was concealed from her for fome titne, during which the king was under the care of the knights at Creil, and his phyficians, who were giving him various medicines, which, however, did him little good. At this time, there was a moft learned phyfician in France, who had not his equal any where, a friend of the lord de Coucy, arid born on his lands. His name was m after William de Harfeley : he had fixed his refidence in the city of Laon, which he preferred to any other. On firft hearing of the king's illnefs and the eaufe of it, know- 39


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