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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.12

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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.12
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fclence was loaded. He excufed himfelf, faying, —f- When our lord and father died, we wçre very young. ' We have followed the counfel of thofe who have hitherto governed, and if we have adted wrong or foolifhly, it has been their fault, and not oursj but, fince we have had fuller informa-tion, we will foon attend to the bufineft, and in fuch a manner that the effeél fhall be apparent/ The king of France paid more attention to this matter than he had ever done before, and pro-mifed himfelf and his council that he would pro-vide a remedy. He fpoke of it to his brother, the duke of Orleans, who inclined inftantly to his .opinion, as did the duke of Burgundy, for, not-withftanding he- had acknowledged the pope, who ftiled himfeff Clement, he had no great faith in him : the prelates of France, particularly Guy de Roye, archbifliop of Rheims, the archbifliops of Sens, of Rouen, and the bifhop of Autun, had induced him to acknowledge Clement. It was determined in a private touncil, that, if an union of the church were fought for, it was neceflfary to have the aflent of Germany. Learned men were therefore fent as ambafladors to the king of Bohemia and Germany, who ftiled himfelf king of the Romans. Mafter Philip des Playes was one of thefe ambafladors, who had inftrudîoni to prevail on the king of Germany to meet the king of France in the city of Rheims ; and that no prelates, cardinals, archbifliops or bifhops, might any way interrupt this meeting, or inter-fere with the object, it was publifhed th*c the C 3 caule 11


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