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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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mmêoréd that the count had come to treat with the king for the reftoration ot Calais to the French. Nothing could have agitated the Englifh more than fuch reports ; and the people were lb uneafir, that the Londoners went even to Plefhy, to conMt the duke of Glocefter on the oceafion. The duke, inftead of calming, excited them ftiore by faying, c he could do nothing in the bu-finefs ; for he was fure the French would give all the daughters of their king, if they could recover Calais.* This anfwer made the Londoners very melancholy ; and thçy faid they would fee the king, and remonftrâte with him m the • agita-tion the whole country was in. f 00 lb/ im-plied' the duke of Glocefter4 : f remonftrate with htm firmly, and make him fear you. Mark Wfctf the anfwer he fhall give, fo that you may repeat it to me the next time I fee you ; and, when I kitow his anfwer, I will then give you my'advice hour to aft. It may be that fome iniquitous treaties are on foot, for the earl marfhal, who is governor ôf Ca-lais, has been twice at Paris, Where he remained fome time, and he was the mbft a&ive in con-eluding the marriage of the king #ith the lady Ifabella. The Frertch are a fubdfe race, and fee far into confequences : they %puffue their objeft by degrees, and are extravagant in their promifes and prefents to giain their ends/ The Londoners purfued the plan they had fctded at ÏWhy, and went to Eltham to fpeak with the king. At that time were with him* hi? two brothers, the earls of Kent and Huntingdon; the earl 352


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