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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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their fffter the queen of Naples and Jerufalem. pe felt likewife that he was growing old, that his children were young, and except the duke and duchefs of Burgundy, he had not a friend in France who would take care of them, in cafe of his deceafe ; for, by the mother's fide, they .came from the branch of Navarre, which was not a fa-mily well beloved in France from the remembrance 6f the many wicked afts, in former times, of king Charles of Navarre, the duchefs of Brittany's fa-ther. He was therefore afraid, fhould he die during the fiibfifling hatred of fir Oliver de Cliflbn and the count de Pcnthievrc, his children would have too many enemies. He perceived alfo that the Englifh, who had certainly raifed him to the honours he now poflefled, were becoming indif-ferent to his welfare, and would probably increafc In coolpefs, if the information he had received of the approaching connexion between the kings of France and England were true. He had learnt that the treaty of marriage was far advanced be-tween the king of England and the daughter of the king of France, who had been promifed to his eldeft (on. All thefe things alarmed the duke, but efpec:-ally what has been laft mentioned troubled him more than all the reft. • Having fully confidered them, he refolvcd to throw afide all diffemilling, and openly and honeftly malqt peace with fir Oliver de Cliflbn and John of Brittany * leaving die m to fay wh|t amends, if any, he fhould make for the damages done them during the war, and for what . . had 194


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