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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart



Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
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loe carl of Blois, to whom he was private chaplain. In the years 1&5 until 1387, he refided fometimes at Blois, fometimes in Touraine. There the earl propofed that he fhould again take in hand his interrupted hiftory. He therefore refolved to make the peace concluded 1388 of advantage to himfelf. He went with letters of recommendation to Gafton Phoebus, earl of Foix, where he was very well received, and refided a confiderable time in Beam. Thence he travelled, richly rewarded, as far as Avignon, in the fuit of the countefs of Boulogne, a kinfwoman of the earl of Foix, married to the duke of Berry : he then made* many journeys abroad, and returned again to forward the perfection of his work. But as his materials for the. hiftory of the war with Spain were not fufficient for him, fo he journeyed to Middleburg in Zealand, where a poituguefe gentleman, Portelet, furnifhed him with the mod important communications» whereupon he once more returned home through Bruges*. In the year 1392, he was at Paris, when Peter de Craon murdered the conftable de Clifton ; and at the end of that year, or in the beginning of the following, at Abbeville, during the negotiations for peace between France and England* In the year 1394, he gave up the reverfio© of a canonry at Lille, which he had obtained from pope Clement VIL 1378. On occafion of the tract between the French and Enghfti, he journeyed once more into England, 1395, where he had not been for 21 years. After a three months iiay, he took leave of king Richard 11. from whom he received one hundred nobles, in a gilt filver goblet, which weighed two marks. After his return died the carl Gay at Blois 1397. FroM&rt was at that time m years old, and lived at Icaft four years more ; for the year of hm death has been juft as little determined as the year of his birth : we only know that he died in Oélober, as his deceafe is fet down in this month in the obituary of the church of St Monegunde at Chimay. According to an -account of that place, he was buried in the chape of St Anne of that cathedral. * Not to Rome. Sauvage's tact, VOL. H. C. 26. has Homme, la the note, he thinks we fhould hare read PEclufc, Bruges, or Valenciaum. Moniteur de la Curas m ci opinion that it would be moft natural to read Damme, which is a port near to lv£tl«fe m Shift* LA mm VANUFCNPTI chap. 52. it is Bruges, sud lb as it lands m aie Bciniih» .

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