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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 . daughters of • the kings of France, the dukes of Berry, Brittany, the counts çf Foix or of Ar-magnac, the kings of Navarre, the dukes of An-, JQU or of Maine, and fofm alliances with theii conne&ions on the other _ fide of the fea, claim-ing the whole fovereignty of Guyenne, and ruin-ing the country, by putting it in oppofition to England. The king of England would probably, in foch a cafe, have great difficulty in recovering the rights due to die crown. Coridefccnd, therefore, moft noble king, and you, my dear lords, to confkkr well all the reafons I have laid before you ; for the whole country is unanimous and de-termined to remain under the obedience of our much redoubted lord and king, and in dépendance pn the crown of England.' _ The official here ended his fpeech ; and the prelates and lords, looking to each other, approached the king, con-ducted by his two uncles and the earls of Derby and ArundcL c It was then fuggeftçd to thofe who had come frbin Aquitaine, to leave the chamber until called for, which they did, with the two knights who had been fent by the duke of Lancafter. This being done, the king.dçmanded from the prelates and ba-rons what anfwer fliould be made. The prelates re-ferred the apfwer to the two uncles of the king, be-caufe the matter • more nearly affe&ed them. At fjfft, they ejeufed thepfetres, faying, it was a pub-lic çqncen** ^ f^o^ld be deliberated on in com-icon/and not treated as any matter of favour. The bufineft


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