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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
page 85



w a confiftory, that it was a fécond punifhment fent by God, to make him take warning, for having fupported the anti-pfepe ,of Avignon, Robert de Geneve, who was falfe, proud and prefumptuous, and had never done one ^ood aft in his whole Ji^ but had deceived the world. The pope and car-dinals refolved to fend in a fecret manner and without pomp, a learned friar to the king of France, well inftruôed how to fpeak and preach, to at* tempt to bring him and the French nation back to the way of falvation. They maintained, that he was now gone aftray, and that being the greateft king in Chriftendom, the church ought to be en* lightened and fupported by him more than by any other. They felefted a devout and fenfible man, whomt they ordered to go into France j but, before his departure, they fully inftru&ed him what to fay and how to ad. This was not fo quickly, done, nor did the envoy foon arrive, for the diftance was * great, and he had many different dates to pafs through. It was befide neceflary that the friar, who was a Francifcan monk, fhould know if the king of France were willing to fee him before he fet out. CHAP.


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