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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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Clilfon* the foui de It Rititfte, fif John le Mercier, Montage, and others; whbm they made fuffer ft-Verely fof it i for thefe two dukes had the fove-feign gôverncîieht of the kingdom during the illnefs of the king. You have likewife heard ôf the inveterate war that was carried on between the •duk* of-Brîttàty and fir Oliver ck Cltflbn, and-of their reconciliation ; as well as of the deliverance of the lord it k Riviere, fir John le Mercier, and Mdntagtr, from their confinements. Mon-tagu had not fo many difficulties to encounter as the other twb i • for, the inftstftt the king recovered his heakh, he would have Montagu near his per-fon, and afitftèd to make his excufes for feveral charges that ;hâd been làid'agaiàft* him. Ym muft know* however, that thil diforderof thé Mug, and many of tht like kind that followed, (for he had ferrai relapfes, to the great forrow and alarm of France,) greatly weakened Jiis power ; and his will was fo little attended to that the three above-named perfons, or two of them at leaft, very nar-^ rowly efcaped death. Sir Peter de Craon hearing of the miferable ftate of the king mû kingdom of France, far from being forry, was much rejoiced, and made the ftrongeft entreaties that he might be reftorcd to the king's favour, and allowed to return to the court of France. His negotiators were the duke of Burgundy and fir Guy de la Trimouille, who would too eafily have fucceeded had not the • duke of Orleans fbcououfiy oppofed it. . Be prevented any treaty being made m favour of fir Peser de ' Craon


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