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ADWERTISEMENT.

* The Chronicles of Monstrelet form an immediate continuation of those of

Froissart, and although not possessing all the spirit-stirring vigour of the chivalric pages of the Canon of Chimay, which exhibit in that respect merit altogether unsurpassed, yet they are by no means deficient in descriptive power; and as an historical authority, the accuracy of the dates and transcripts of official documents render the work invaluable as a store-house of ascertained facts, and in that respect

superior to its predecessor, who is not famed for such scrupulous nicety.

It may be proper to mention in this place, that the first and second books, carrying on the history of France, and in part that of Europe generally, from the year 1400, when Froissart concludes, to the month of May 1444, are alone the genuine work of Monstrelet. The remainder, in which the history is continued to 1516, many years after Monstrelet's death, is a mere compilation from other chronicles, but as that portion is fully commented on in the annexed essays of

M. Dacier and M. de Foncemagne, it is unnecessary to enter further upon the subject.

The merit of the wood-cuts, on which no pains or expense have been spared, needs no eulogium from the pen of the editor. Their pictorial excellence, and the accurate delineation of architecture and costume, give them value ; and many of the landscapes and views of places having been made expressly for this work, are invested with an additional interest, as possessing a guarantee of fidelity, in

which mere copies of the works of others are necessarily deficient.

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CONTENTS OF WOLUME I.

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16. A powerful infidel, called Tamerlane, invades

the kingdom of king Bajazet, who marches

against and fights with him - -

17. Charles, king of Navarre, negotiates with the

king of France, and obtains the duchy of

Nemours. Duke Philip of Burgundy makes

a journey to Bar-le-Duc and to Brussels

18. The duke of Burgundy dies in the town of

Halle, in Hainault. His body is carried to

the Carthusian convent at Dijon, in Bur-
gundy . -

19. Waleran, count de St. Pol, lands a large force

on the Isle of Wight, to make war against

England, but returns without having per-

formed any great deeds - - -

20. Louis duke of Orleans is sent by the king to the

pope at Marseilles. The duke of Bourbon is

ordered into Languedoc, and the constable

into Acquitaine . - -

21. The death of duke Albert, count of Hainault,

and of Margaret, duchess of Burgundy, daugh-

ter to Louis earl of Flanders -

22. John, duke of Burgundy, after the death of the

duchess Margaret, is received by the principal

towns in Flanders as their lord - -

23. Duke William, count of Hainault, presides at a

combat for life or death, in his town of

Quesnoy, in which one of the champions is

slain - -

24. The count de St. Pol marches an army before

the castle of Mercq, where the English from
Calais meet and discomfit him

25. John, duke of Burgundy, goes to Paris, and

causes the dauphin and queen to return thi-

ther, whom the duke of Orleans was carrying

off, with other matters - - -

26. Duke John of Burgundy obtains from the king

of France the government of Picardy. An

embassy from Engiand to France. An ac-

count of Clugnet de Brabant, knight

27. The war is renewed between the dukes of Bar

and Lorraine. Marriages concluded at Com-

piegne. An alliance between the dukcs of

Orleans and Burgundy

28. The duke of Orleans, by the king's orders,

marches a powerful army to Acquitaine, and

besieges Blay and le Bourg - -

29. The duke of Burgundy prevails on the king o

France and his council, that he may have

permission to assemble men-at-arms to be-

siege Calais - - -

30. The prelates and clergy of France are sum-

moned to attend the king at Paris, on the

subject of a union of the church . -

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49. The king of France is carried, by the princes

of the blood, to Tours, in Touraine. Peace

is made in the town of Chartres. The deatn
of the dowager-duchess of Orleans . -

50. The queen of Spain dies during the sitting of

the council at Pisa. The marriage of the

king of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

51. The king of France has a severe return of his

disorder. The marriage of the count de

Nevers with the damsel of Coucy. The war

of Aine de Wiry, a Savoyard, with the duke

of Bourbon - - - -

52. Two combats take place at Paris in the pre-

sence of the king. The death of the arch-

bishop of Rheims. The council at Pisa

53. The ambassadors to the council from the uni-

versity of Paris write letters to inform those

who had sent them of what had passed at this

council. Pietro della Luna and Gregory are

deprived of the papacy, and all persons for-

bidden by the holy council from obeying

either in any manner. Peter of Candia, a

Cordelier, is elected bishop of Rome by the

cardinals. Regulations for the approbation

of the general council - - -

54. The death of the bishop of Paris. The mar-

riages of the duke of Brabant with the niece

of the king of Bohemia, of the constable of

France's daughter with the son of Montagu,

grand-master of the household; of the king

of Cyprus with Charlotte de Bourbon -

The duke of Burgundy holds a great council at

Lille on his affairs. The death of the duchess

of Orleans - - -

56. The town of Genoa rebels against Boucicaut,

marshal of France, the governor, while obey-

ing a summons from the duke of Milan

57. The princes of the blood assemble, and resolve

to reform the management of the royal

finances. The death of Montagu . -

58. Duke Louis of Bavaria espouses the daughter of

the king of Navarre. The names of the lords

who came to Paris in obedience to the king's

orders - - - -

59. The king of France keeps royal state in his

palace, wherein several of the great lords

before mentioned hold many councils on the

state of the nation - - -

60. A great dissension takes place this year between

the king of Poland on the one hand, and the

grand-master of Prussia and his knights on

the other - - - -

61. The duke of Berry, by the king's commands,

returns to Paris. The marriage of the son of

the king of Sicily. The assembly that is

holden at Meun-le-Chastel -

62. The king of Sicily goes to Provence and to

Bologna, to meet his rival, king Ladislaus.

The death of pope Alexander, and the elec-

tion of pope John - - -

The grand-master of Prussia marodies a power-

ful army of Christians into Lithuania -

64. The duke of Berry quits Paris, and retires to his

own estates. He goes afterward to Angers,

and unites with the duke of Orleans and the

other princes of his party . - -

65. The death of the duke of Bourbon. The pro-

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