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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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caufc for the two monarchs, with their councils, coming to Rheims, was to treat of a marriage be-tween *a fon of the marquis of Brandenburgh, brother to the emperor, and a daughter of the duke of Orleans, and under cover of this they could treat of other matters. During the time thefe negotiations were going forward, the lord Guy de Châtillon, count de Blok, departed this life in his hôtel ât Avefnes in Hainault. He was carried to Valenciennes and buried in the church of the Françifcans, " in a chapel called the Chapel of Artois. True it is, that he had made a large inclofure for the Francifcans, and in-tended ereéting his tomb within it \ but he died fo much in debt that his countefs, the lady Mary of Namur, was obliged to renounce all claim to his moveables. She dared not ad under his will, but retired to her dowry of the lands of Chimay and and Beaumont, and the eftates went to their right heirs;. The duke of Orleans had the county of Blois, for which, during the late count's life, he had paid him two hundred thousand crowns of France, The lands in Hainault, Holland, and Zealand, went to duke Albert of Bavaria: thofç of Avefnes, Landrecies and Louvion in Tierache, fell to John of Blois, more commonly called John of Brittany, to whom, if count Guy had not fold it, the county of Blois would have devolved as to its right heir.. Qbfcrve what mi'fehief a lord may do his heir by liftçning to bad advice *. [I makç • All between the crotchets is from the MSS, in the 8* Mu* km and « Hafad* but mt m tte printed copies, mention m


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