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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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from you/ c My lord/ replied the knigh^ c what you fajvis true.* Thus did he, by dcfire of the duke, ftay fome little time in England* The/king of France fent ambaffadors to Ger-many to inform the emperor that he had laid hands on Benedift, who for a time had ftiled him* felf pope. Thefe ambaffadors were the patriarch of Jerufalem, fir Charles de Hangiers, and othett of his knights : they fet out for Germany, and , met the emperor at Strasbourg, to whom they fa- ' tisfaftorily delivered their meffage. _ . The emperor and his council faid they wouïd deliberate on the matter, but would gladly firft know the determination of the king of England, for which the king of France had taken on himfelf to anfwer. Upon this, the cmbaffy returned to France, and reported what you have juft read. The king of France, to haften the bufinefs, fent a grand embaffy to England to remonftrate with the king on the prefent diftra&ed ftate of the church. The king of England would willingly have joined the king of France, but he had not his prelates nor his churchmen • and fubjc&s : as much under his commandas his father-in-law kept them in France. All this he-told in confidence to the French ambaffadors, at the fame time pro-mifing them to do his utraoft to comply with the king of France's requeft. The French ambaffadors returned to Paris; and king Richard, in confequence of his wifhes to pleafe his father-in-law, fummoned a meeting *0f the prelates and dergy of his realm, at his pa-lace M


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