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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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lace of Wcftminfter, which is out of the city of London* When they met, he eloquently ha-rangued them on the miferable fchifm in the. church, and the plan the king of France had; adopted^ of remaining neuter between the twot jivat popes, according to the, advice of the goi-verfity of Paris, and other, learned clerks. Tbe kings of Scotland, Caftille, Arragon and Navarre, had followed this example, and all Germany^ Bohemia and Italy intended, doling thç fame. He therefore entreated that his kingdom wpuld adopt the like r$eafures. When the prelates, who were ignorant; why they had been affembled, heard this fpeech, they were greatly aftonifhed, and were filent/ Several murmured and faidA—c Our king is quite \ Frenchman : his only wifh is to difgrace and ruin, us, but he fhall not fuccçed. What ! does he want to make us change our creed ? He may gc\ ft fkr that evil will befal him. We will do no-thing in this matter^ lince the king of France pro-pofes it. Let him keep tp his neutrality, if he pleafe, and we will keep our creed. We will jiever fiifier any attempt to deprive us of it, unlefs better reafons can be fhewn than thofe we Jiavc juft beard/ / i % The king,; feeing them thus murmur to .çther^ mad,ç the bifhop of London, who had laid the propofafc of neutrality before them, afk what de-termination were bed to be taken* They replied, one by one, that the matter was fo weighty, great G 3 . deliberation 85


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