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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
page 179



have hid two conferences for peace at Amiens and at Leulinghen, but neither were brought to any better conclufion than a prolongation of the truce. We know for certain, that the duke of Glocefter i$. in oppofition to the king of England and his two brothers of Lancafter and of York, in every thing relative to a peace with France. Neither the king of England nor any others who wifhfor peace cart make him change his fentiments, but in the end he will not be able to withftand the king. Let us therefore make the moft of this overture,, and give the ambaffadors fuch an anfwer that they may re-turn fatisfied.* The king of France and his un-cles agreed with the chancellor, more efpecially the duke of Burgundy, who was fo tired of war that he was anxious for peace on almoft any terms. He was principally induced to this from his terri-tories "of Flanders, which hé held in right of his duchefs, being oppofite to the (bores of England ; and the hearts of the Flemings were more inclined to the Englifh than the French, from the com-merce that was carried on between the two countries. It was determined in the privy council, that the hearty welcome which had been made to the Englifh fhould be - continued : the king particu-larly willed it fo: and it was advifed (whether through diflimularion or not) that the ambaffadors from England • fhould receive kind anfwers, and have hopes given them before their departure that the king of England's propofal would be complied with. The 171


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