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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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ftigk m kmû% that he #ould eheetfotiy fee III' brrfthcr firmly eftabliflied in Guyehne, end never to return to England, for he finds him lit fupfcrfor, and for this reafon is defirous he fhould gain.thé duchy of Aquitaine. The duke of Gîôceftet has a good head, but Is ptoud, arid jWoftde#fiïHy overbearing in hfe manners. Let E«tCiy of aft as he pîeàfes, he is aftkys' popular wWi'tlè com* mortalty,¥br they arc mutually • 'attâtehédi to tadi other. He was 'die carafe of the execution of that valiant knight fir Sitnon fiurley. He1 it wmà likewife, who caufed the baniihtnent of the duke of Ireland, the archbiftiop of York and other knight* of the king's council, who were either put to death on very flight grounds, or forced into foreign countries, during the time the duke of Lancafter, who is more feared than loved( in this country, was in Caftile. f Let us for the prefent/ faid fir John de Grailly, 1 quit this matter, and JJeak of the fécond objeék that occupies the council. It feems to me, from what I have feen and heard, that the king of Eng-land wilhes to marry again, and has had refearches made every where, but in vain, for a fcitable lady. If the duke of Burgundy or count of Hainault had daughters of a proper age, he would not be averfe to either ; but they have none that ire not already betrothed. He has been told that they king of Navarre has fifters and daughters, but he will not hear of them. The duke of Glocefter has likewife a grown up girl and tiiarriageable, and he would be well plçafed if his nephew wolud choofe berj but . • 141


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