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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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m 4e ivkt of Betty,—* Fair uncle of terry, il* are not willing that our coufin, your daughter, Should fee fettled at a diftance from the fleurs dfe lis. We will provide a marriage for her, that ftall be fui table in all rcfpe&s. Wc'-fce her witk pleafure near usj and it becomcthher not to leave her mother-in-law, as they are nearly of the fame age*' Thefe words and others cooled the duke's intentions of marrying his daughter otherwifc than «s k pleafed the king, who leant to hts coufin, the lord Philip d'Artois. He was a young and gal-lant knight, and had acquired great renown in arms, in the deferent expeditions he had made, as well near home as beyond fea, and was alfo much in the favour of the knights and fquires of France. The dukes of Berry and Burgundy agreed, that if the king would give to their coufin of Artois the office of conftable of France, which was ncrctr vacant, from the fentence againft fir Oliver de Cliffon, the marriage with • the lady Mary fhoirld take place ; for, in cafe ' he were conftable, he would be wealthy enough to keep a becoming ftate. They cefolved to fpeak to the king on this ful^jcft, which they did, as follows : * My lord, your council recommends that our coufin, the lord-Philip d'Artois, count d'Eu, beinvefted with the office of conftable of France; for Gitffbn, bjr the fentence of your judges in parliament, ha* forfeited it, and the office cannot longer be vacant -without, great prejudice to the reafrn. You are fcounden, asiwllas ourfçlves, to affift our ooufin • G % of


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