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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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poli bad been *ery unfortunate to hefr, for fhe had loft by it three of her brothers, who were gallant knights in arms : the firft, the haze de Flandres, the fécond, fir Louis de Brezé, and the third fir J4hn d'Yprts c there wasr another brother, the youngeft of thcf»j whp had rapained at home. To lay the truth, lit 4jucheft had grief eolith, ^ad it was not furprifing if (he was melancholy, but the duke and his advifers calmed her, by their earneftnefs in procuring her fon9s liberty : this was not, however, foon done, for the diftance and difficulty of treating with fuch people forced them to go about the bufinefs leifurely. About the time I am now fpeaking of, that gallant knight and excellent man the lordEngucr-rand de Coucy, count de Soillbns, and a potent lord in France, died at Burfay in Turkey. Sir Robertvd'Elhe, who had been fent m him by the lady de Coucy, had not advanced further than Vienna on his journey thither, when he was in* formed of his death. He returned with this newt to France, and told it to the family of the lord dc Coucy, though not to the widow, before whom he did hot appear until the governor of the caftlc of Saint Gobin was fent to feek the body, have it embalmed, and brought to France. It was con-veyed to the abbey of Nogent - near to Coucy, and received by the duchefs of Bar/ the bifhop of Laon and many abbots : there the genie knight was buried, and thus ended the year of grace *J97- The -m


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