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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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children, whom they married to • powerful, fami-lies, to add to their ftrength. Sir Galeas had a fon called John Galeas, and when hç heard that, king John of Franqe had obtained his liberty from-England, and that he was/ in great difficulty to. procure the firft payment of his ranfom* of three millions of francs,.» he negotiated with the king and his council to have one of the daughters of France for wife to his fon John Galeas. His pro-posals were liftened to* becaufe they knew he was rich, and the king was diftreffed for money. \ He bought, therefore the daughter. of king John for. fix hundred thoûfand francs* which being, paid to the king of England, his fon married her. $he brobght him as her dower the county of Vertus in Champagne. ' TJtty had a fon and daughter^ and the faft was married, by dint of money, to the fécond fon ôf the late- king Charles V. called Lewis,, who is at thii [fttemeftt duke of. Orleans, count of Biois and of Valois. • This marriage coft the count de Vertus, father of the lady* ôfle. mil-lion of francs* ftith part of which was bought the county df'lloi% as you. Mvc'heard related ii^thj^ hiftory» . •. . \ , , r. . 'The two biwheis 4iye4 in great frienjdihip^with each lather* Which Jicfeafed .their power*.,, an4 nekhçr pope, nor mdinnU y^ho made w^rnag^inft them, could gain1, any advantage nor ai$. prince, exfcept the. marquis of, ^ontfenat* who fuccceded through, thtt aid of fir John Hawkwoo$ and the Englifh companies, whom he fought in Provence,, and led itmI^mb^rdy» _ • \.: •» R 2 After *43


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