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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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CHAP. XIV. THE DUCHESS OF BERRY SUPPORTS THE LORD D* LA RIVIERE, IN OPPOSITION TO TKI DUCHBSS OF BURCUKDY. _ ^ "1X7E will return to the affairs of France,' and fay how they were going on. 'Notwitji* Handing the king's recovery, the dukes of Berry and Burgundy did not defift from their attempts to ruin that valiant and prudent knight, the lord de la Riviere. He and fir John le Mercier were ft ill confined in the Baftille of Saint Anthony, un-» der the care of the vifeount d'Achy s and it wp. current through Paris, that they would be put, to death, infbmuch that it was daily expefted they would be delivered over to the provoft of the Châtelet, and when once this was done nothing could prevent them from being publicly beheaded as .traitors to the crown of France. From the in-formation I then had, I am convinced their exe*-. cution would have taken place, had not the grace of God been fhewn them, and the duchefs of Berry exerted herfelf fo much. This good lady was inceffant in her entreaties for la Riviere, who had carried her to France and concluded her mar-riage, but not without great difficulty, with the duke of Berry. Sir John le Mercier was therefore fortunate in his fituation to lhare the benefits of her


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