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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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|J6Werful, took the lead, and faid, 'the war had iaftcd long enough, between France and England j and that a good, peace, if properly attended to* wonld be very welcome to all parties,. who had fuffered greatly from the long ftate of warfare.' The duke added, € that holy Chriftendom was in danger from Bajazetj who was in great force on the frontiers of Hungary, forely oppreffing thai Country ; and that was the, proper theatre for all young bachelors who wifhed to try .their fkill in arms/ .. ' • ' Led us weigh well thefe words of the duke of Lancafter, which were offered with the beft inten-tions ; for he had many times invaded France, and overrun that country with fmall gain. He had undergone great bodily fatigue ; and, though he burnt and deftroyed the flat country, it was altrtoft as foon recovered again from the damages it had fuffered. He faid that this war led to no good end, but, ' if continued, muft be pufhed forward ' with vigour, and the flighted reverfe might be attended with the worft confequences.: He like-wife perceived the king Was more defirous of peace than waf. . • I, the author of this hiftory, know not how to determine who was in the rights or. who in the wrong ; but it was faid the reafon of the duke of Lancafter's conduct was that he had married his two daughters in Caftille and Portugal, and there-iore he was defirous of »peace. His fon in law the king of Caftille, was young, and, to prevent any troubles from his grandees, and in order that VOL. XL F he 65/ "


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