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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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duchy of Aquitaine be alienated from the crown of England, it would ip times to cope be very pre-judicial to it? interçfts. They were .unwilling, therefore, to rifle fuph a lofs, as the towns of Bor-deaux and Bayonne had always ftrpngly fupported thrcaufe of England. * This was not forgotten tp be urged in the council during the jabfenëç of the duke of Glocefter j but when he was prefent npnç dared to declare their real fentiments. The affair, therefore, was not further prefled. * I will now fay fomething of the earl of Rutland, the earl tparfhal and the other Enjjlifb ambaf-fadors, that had been fent tp France to treat of a marriage between king Richard and Jhe yoPRg daughter of the kin^ of France, yvho not then 'more thgfi eight ye^rs old, and jell how they prçfr. pered. Thefe ambaflkfars continued their jpurn.ey from C3I4U, through Amiens, Clermont in Beau-yoifisj to Paris : wherever they pafled, they were moft honourably received, according tp orders that had been given by the king of France and his council. They were lodged at Paris pear the Croix du Tiroir, and their attendants and'horfçs,, to the amount of five hundred, in the adjacent ftreets. Tk€ king of France refided p.t the l-ouvre, the queen and her children at the hôtel de Saint Pol, the duke of Berry # fhe hôtel de Npk, the duke of Burgundy a{ the h&eld'Artpjs : the duke of Bourbon, the duke of Orleans, the epunt de Saint Poland the lord de Coueywsre m their ow/i hôtels ; for the king had fumjnoned the whole of his /council, that he might #f the bcttçar ad^ifed what ' 169


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