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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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Bertrn : all who had before occupied it were forced to dHlodge. The dukes of Berry, Burgundy and Bourbon, having been ordered to confer with the king of England at Calais, fet out from Saint Omer, and, on their arrival at Calais, were re-ceived with every honour and kindnefs by the king and his lords. They were entertained wià fplendour ; and the three dukes eofcduded certain treaties with the king of England and his uncles. Many in France and England thought a peace had been concluded, for at that time the duke of Glo-cefter was well inclined to it, in confideration of the kind promifes of the king, who had engaged, if a peace were made, to create his fon Humphrey earl of Rochefter, and make the annual revenue of it equal to two thoufand pounds fterling, and to pnefent the duke of Glocefter with fifty thoufand nobles on his return to England. Thus, through his avaricious dilpofirion, was the duke of Glocefter fofttned in his opinions re-fpefting a peace with France. It was fovifible, that the French dukes obferved it, for they had never before found him fo tradable or moderate in his converfation. When the French lords had con-cluded the bufinefs they had come upon, they took leave of the king, and returned to the king of France and the duke of Orleans at Saint Omer, who were impatient to hear the fuccefs of their journey. The king of France departed from Saint Omer, and refided in the fort of Ardres : the duke of Bur-gundy went to la Montoire, the duke of Brittany to the «84


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