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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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The end, however, of this quarrql was as fol-lows ; the duke of Brittany, as great a prince as he was, faw plainly he could no way bend the lord de ClifTon to his will, for he had too many friends in Brittany. With the exception of the great barons in the duchy, all the knights, fquires and inhabitants of the principal towns, inclined to the lord de Cliflbn. The barons diflembled their fen-timents, and told the duke, they would not iqter-fere in the iftatter unlefs it ihould be to mediate a peace, if any means could be found out for lb doing. The duke of Orleans, in particular, fup-ported fir Oliver underhand in various ways, and he was wcjl pleafed whenever he received news of the good fuccefs of his enterprifes» The duke of Brittany, who was of a fubdé ima-gination, and had laboured hard with many diffi-culties in his time, weighed all thefe circum-ftances ; and alfo that he was not beloved by his fubje&s, who would (hew it, if they dared, without infringing their homage, as well as the children of fir Charles de Blois flain at the battle of Auray; namely John of Brittany, count de Penthïcvre and Limoges, married to the daughter of the lord de Cliflbn; fir Henry of Brittany * his brother, and * Denys Sauvage feyi In a marginal note, that he never heard of this perfonage before, and fappofet that at that period the count de Penthievre had not any brother. In Anderfon's Royal Genealogies, the lord Charles de Blois had iffac Guido count de Penthievre, died S. P.,—John, married .ta Margaret de Cliflbn,—N. N, married to Charles of Spain* conftable of France, murdered by the king of Navarre,—Mary, wife of Lewfc duke of Anjou, fon of John king of France. . VOL. XI. O • thqr 1S3


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