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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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thé caqfe of the king*s illnefs^ which would never1 have happened, had they not perfuaded him to un-dertake the war againft Brittany. You muft know, that although the king wa$ now in a tolerably good ftate of mental and bodily health, the dukes of Berry and Burgundy did not rcfign the government of the kingdom ; fand, as they had all the weight, they determined to have the profit alfo. To this end, they placed only their creatures about the king's perfon, who was ]but a king in name, for the two dukes todk on themfelves to manage whatever concerned. the realm. The duchefs of Orleans was not pleafed that the duchefs of Burgundy fhould have *ank fécond to the queen. She loved honours, and faid to thofe in her confidence,—c The duchefs of Burgundy has no right to take precedence of mcj I am nearer the crown of France than fhe is, for my lord is brother to the king. It may fo hap-pen that he fhall be king; and, as I then muft be queen, I know no reafon why fhe is thus eager of honours that are not belonging to her and to place me behind her/ We will for a while leave thefe ladies, and fpeak of fome changes in France, and of fir Oliver de Cliflbn^ and of the manner in which he was? treated. * 50 CHA?.


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