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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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•of Artois, for he is very nearly related to • us by fMood y and, • fince fuch an1 office * is vacant, we cannot better fill it than by fir Philip d'Artois, for he will ably, and loyally execute it, and is mijch beloved by every knight and fquire, being without envy or avarice/ - . - This ^ fpeech was very agreeable to the king, who gaily replied, that he would think of it, and, if the office was to be difpofed of, he would rather the count d'Eu had it than any' other. Things remained fome time in this ftate ; but the king was _ continually folicited by his uncles, who were defirous of advancing fir Philip d'Artois, and .degrading fir Oliver de Cliflbn ; for the duke of vBerry hated him for the death of Bcthifac, and the duke of Burgundy for his oppofition to the duke ; of Brittany ; but the duchefs of Burgundy was yet more inveterate • againft him than her lord. - The king at length gave his aflent, on condition fhe duke of Berry gave him his daughter. But, before matters had proceeded thus far, in order to avoid difgufting the king, and to Ikisfy the duke of Orleans, who ftrongly fupported the lord de Cliflbn, fir William des Bordes, fir William Martel, both knights of the king's chamber, and fir Philip de Savoifis, knight to the duke of Berry, were again fent to Brittany, to fpeak with fir Oliver de CUflhn in the king's name. • m Thefe knights, having made their preparations, took their road through Angers, where they met the queen of Jcru&lein and John of .Brittany, \yho ' hand- 84


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