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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
page 101



Soute*, ill mt interfere m Ém fcufaeâ, fer le Is daily with fome of them. They *ould haft guetter weight than any others, and the king oC England would do more tor fleafe them from love to his queen, who is daughter to the king of France j but, as they have not taken any fteps ift the matter, it behoves Us tô hold our peace/ In truth, the king of France arid his faoiify *c!tt perfc&ly well difpofed towatd the earl ôf Derby, Hfhom they gready refpeâed, and wifhed always for his company. It was confidered ûbt ht was a widowed, likely* to marry agairi, arid that the duke of Berry had a daughter, who, though fo young, was a widow of two hufbands : fhe had been firft married to Louis de Blois, who had died in his youth, and then to the lord Philip d'Artois, count d'Eu, who died in Turkey, as you have read in this hiftory. Mary of Berry was not more than twenty-three years old, and a marriage between her and the earl of Derby was talked of and nearly concluded. The duke of Berry knew well that the earl of Derby was the greateft heir apparent in England, as did the king of France, who was anxious this match fhould take place, on account of his daugh-ter being queen of England. It was natural to imagine that two fuch ladies, fo nearly related* would be agreeable company to each other, and that the kingdoms of France and England would enjoy longer peace, and be more intimately con-nected. All this would probably have been true, if it could have been accomplifhed, but king Richard and


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