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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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French proJJofed that Calais fhould be fb cterftd* lifhed, as that it could never again be made ha-bitable. The dukes of Lancafter and Gloceftcf inftandy anfwered, that they needed not have made this propofition, for that Calais would be the very laft town the crown of England would part with » and that if they intended this as a bafis for treating, there was an end to the bufinefs, for they would not hear further on the fubjeft. The dukes of Berry and Burgundy, perceiving their coufins of England fo determined, dropped the matter, fol: they found it would be Vain to prefs it,. and dif-courfed on other topics. The Englifh, for a long time, demanded rcfti-tution of every thing that had been yielded to the late king Edward, and, in addition to thefé territories, the balance of the ranfom that had been due when the war was renewed between Fnujce aofl England. This was refilled ftrenuoufly by the French dukes, who argued themfelves, and bf their learned clerks, on the unfeafônablènefs of the demand. The two dukes and the thancellot of France replied with temper,—1 that with re-gard to the firft demand, that the whole of the territory that had been yielded to the king Edward fhould be reftored, it was impoffible ; for the in-habitants of the towns, caftles and lands, which had been aligned to England by * the treaty of Bretigny, and afterwards confirmed at Calais, ik the year 1360, were too adverfe to fuch reitera-tion s and thé king of France, to .whom they had voluntarily furrendered themfdveSj had, In con- Vou XL' H fccjucncej If


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