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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

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THE LIFE OF MONSTRELET, with an Essay on his

Chronicles, by M. DACIER .

xxi

Observations on the Chronicle of Enguerrand de

Monstrelet, by M. Foncemagne

The Prologue

1

BOOK I.

1. How Charles, the well-beloved, reigned in

France, after he had been crowned at Rheims,

in the year thirteen hundred and eighty 3

2. An esquire of Arragon, named Michel d'Orris,

sends challenges to England. The answer he

receives from a knight of that country

5

3. Great pardons granted at Rome

12

4. John of Montfort, duke of Brittany, dies. The

emperor departs from Paris. Isabella, queen

of Eagland, returns to France

ib.

5. The duke of Burgundy, by orders from the

king of France, goes into Brittany, and the

duke of Orleans to Luxembourg. A quarrel

ensues between them

13

6. Clement, duke of Bavaria, is elected emperor

of Germany, and afterward conducted with a

numerous retinue to Frankfort

ib.

7. Henry of Lancaster, king of England, combats

the Percies and Welshmen, who had invaded

his kingdom, and defeats them

14

8. John de Verchin, a knight of great renown,

and seneschal of Hainault, sends, by his

herald, a challenge into divers countries, pro-

posing a deed of arms

ib.

9. The duke of Orleans, brother to the king of

France, sends a challenge to the king of Eng-

land. The answer he receives

16

10. Waleran, count de Saint Pol, sends a challenge

to the king of England

23

11. Concerning the sending of sir James de Bour-

bon, count de la Marche, and his two brothers,

by orders from the king of France, to the

assistance of the Welsh, and other matters. 24

12. The admiral of Brittany, with other lords,

fights the English at sea. Gilbert de Frelun

makes war against king Henry

25

13. The university of Paris quarrels with sir Charles

de Savoisy and with the provost of Paris

14. The seneschal of Hainault performs a deed of

arms with three others, in the presence of the

king of Arragoa. The admiral of Brittany

undertakes an expedition against England · 26

15. The marshal of France and the master of the

cross-bows, by orders from the king of France,

go to England, to the assistance of the prince

of Wales

28

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 bim

25. Johu, 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 England 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 dukes 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 of

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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31. The Liegeois eject their bishop, John of Bava-

ria, for refusing to be consecrated as a church-

man, according to his promise

49

32. Anthony, duke of Limbourg, takes possession

of that duchy, and afterward of the town of

Maestricht, to the great displeasure of the

Liegeois

50

33. Ambassadors from pope Gregory arrive at

Paris, with bulls from the pope to the king

and university of Paris

ib.

34. The duke of Orleans receives tho duchy of

Acquitaine, as a present, from the king of

France. A truce concluded between Eng-

land and France

52

35. The prince of Wales, accompanied by his two

uncles, marches a considerable force to wage

war against the Scots

53

36. The duke of Orleans, only brother to Charles

VI. the well-beloved, king of France, is

inhumanly assassinated in the

town of

Paris

ib.

37. The duchess of Orleans, with her younger son,

wait on the king in Paris, to make complaint

of the cruel murder of the late duke ber hus.

band

57

38. The duke of Burgundy assembles a number of

his dependants, at Lille, in Flanders, to a

council, respecting the death of the duke of

Orleans. He goes to Amiens, and thence to

Paris

58

39. The duke of Burgundy offers his justification,

for having caused the death of the duke of

Orleans, in the presence of the king and his

61

40. The king of France sends a solemn embassy to

the pope. The answer they receive. The

pope excommunicates the king and his adhe-

rents

81

41. The university of Paris declares against the

pope della Luna, in the presence of the king

of France. King Louis of Sicily leaves Paris.

Of the borgne de la Heuse

85

42. The duke of Burgundy departs from Paris, on

account of the affairs of Liege. The king of

Spain combats the Saracen fleet. The king

of Hungary writes to the university of Paris 86

43. How all the prelates and clergy of France were

summoned to Paris. The arrival of the queen

and of the duchess of Orleans

87

44. The duchess dowager of Orleans and her son

cause a public answer to be made, at Paris, to

the charges of the duke of Burgundy against

the late duke of Orleans, and challenge the

duke of Burgundy for his murder

89

45. The conclusion of the duchess of Orleans'

advocate against the duke of Burgundy, and

the reply from the chancellor

111

46. Guy de Roye, archbishop of Rheims, appeals

from the constitutions drawn up by the uni-

versity of Paris, which angers that body, and

they imprison his commissary

115

47. The duke of Burgundy assembles a large body

of men-at-arms to succour John of Bavaria

against the Liegeois, and combats them . 116

48. The king of France holds a grand council at

Paris, to consider on the manner of proceeding

against the duke of Burgundy for the murder

of the duke of Orleans

128

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

129

50. The queen of Spain dies during the sitting of

the council at Pisa. The marriage of the

king of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden 134

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 Ame de Viry, a Savoyard, with the duke

of Bourbon

it.

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 135

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

141

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 143

55. The duke of Burgundy holds a great council at

Lille on his affairs. The death of the duchess

of Orleans

145

56. The town of Genoa rebels against Boucicaut,

marshal of France, the governor, while obey-

ing a summons from the duke of Milan 146

57. The princes of the blood assemble, and resolve

to reform the management of the royal

finances. The death of Montagu

147

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

150

59. The king of France keeps royal stato in his

palace, wherein several of the great lords

before mentioned hold many councils on the

state of the nation

151

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

154

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

155

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

· 156

63. The grand-master of Prussia marches a power-

ful army of Christians into Lithuania 159

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

160

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

clamation of the king of France. The duke

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of Orleans and bis allies send letters to the 85. The king of France sends different captains with

principal towns in France

161

troops to harass the Armagnacson the

66. la consequence of the negotiations between the

frontiers. The defeat of the count de la

two parties of Burgundy and of Orleans,

Marche

204

peace is made between them, and called

86. The king of France sends ambassadors to

* The Peace of Winchester," which was the

England. The lord de Croy and the duke

166

of Bourbon's children obtain their liberty.

67. A meeting of the university and clergy is held

Of count Waleran de St. Pol

. 206

on the 23d of November, in the church of St.

87. The dukes of Berry and of Orleans, with

Bernard, at Paris, on the state of the church 168

others of their adherents, send an embassy

68. The lord de Croy is made prisoner when going

to the king of England. The consequences

on an embassy from the duke of Burgundy to

of it

207

the duke of Berry, to the great displeasure of 88. Duke Louis of Bavaria driven ont of Paris

the latter

. 170

by the Parisians, and his people robbed. Of

69. The duke of Orleans sends ambassadors to the

the cardinal de Cambray, and the prohibition

king of France, with letters of accusation

of the king of England

. 210

against the duke of Burgundy and those of his

89. The king of Sicily leaves Paris. The siege of

party

172

Domfront. The battle of St. Remy du

70. The death of the duke of Bar. The king of

Plain. The siege of Bellesme, and other
France sends an embassy to the duke of Bur-

events of the year

211

gundy, and other matters

174

90. Charles king of France, attended by other

71. The duke of Orleans and his brothers send

princes, marches a large force from Paris to

letters to the king of France, to other lords,

Bourges. Letters from the kiug of England,

and to several of the principal towns in France,

and other matters

214

to complain of the duke of Burgundy 175

91. The town of Vervins is taken by sir Clugnet

72. The duke of Orleans and his brothers send a

de Brabant, and afterward retaken. The

challenge to the duke of Burgundy in his

castle of Gersies is won by sir Simou do

town of Douay

182

Clermont

216

73. The duke of Burgundy sends an answer to the 92. The king of France receives certain informa.

challengo of the duke of Orleans and his

tion that his adversaries had formed an

brothers

ib.

alliance with the king of England. The

74. The duke of Burgundy is discontented with sir

constable marches into the Boulonnois 217

Mansart du Bos. He sends letters to require 93. The king of France lays siege to Fontenay and

the assistance of the duke of Bourbon 183 to Bourges. The events that happened while

73. A royal proclamation is issued, that no person

he remained there

218

whatever bear arms for either of the parties of 94. The king of France decamps, and lays siege to
the dukes of Orleans or of Burgundy. The

Bourges on the opposite side. A treaty is

latter writes to the bailiff of Amiens. 184

concluded between the two parties . 221

76. The Parisians take up arms against the Ar- 95. The princes and lords within the city of Bourges

magnacs. A civil war breaks out in several

wait on the king and the duke of Acquitaine,

parts of France

185

and afterward at Auxerre

223

77. Sir Clugnet de Brabant is near taking Rethel. 96. The king of France orders his edict respecting

He overruns the country of Burgundy. Other

the peace to be sent to his different officers for

tribalations are noticed

186

proclamation in the usual places, and other

78. The duke of Burgundy assembles a large army

matters

226

to lay siege to the town of Ham, and leads 97. The war continues in the Boulonnois. The

thither his Flemings

187

king returns to Paris. The duke of Orleans

79. The duke of Burgundy assembles another army

satisfies the English, and other matters 228

to march to Paris. Events that happened 98. The duke of Berry is dangerously ill. He is
during that time

193 visited by his daughter the duchess of Bour-

80. The duke of Burgundy marches a large army

bon, and by the duke of Burgundy. Notice

229

from Pontoise to Paris, through Melun. The

of other matters

situation and conduct of the duke of Orleans 196 99. The king of France holds a grand embly at

81. The duke of Burgundy leads a great force,

Paris on the reformation of abuses in the

with the Parisians, to St. Cloud, against the

governmeut. Other matters

ib.

Armagnacs

198 100. The duke of Acquitaine is displeased with his

82. The king of France sends the count de St. Pol

chancellor. Jealousies arise among the great

to the Valois, and to Coucy, and other cap-

lords, and other matters

238

tains to different parts against the Armagnacs 201 101. Henry of Lancaster, king of England, who had

83. Sir Philip de Servolles, bailiff of Vitry, lays

been a valiant knight, dies in this year, Of

siege to the castle of Moyennes. Other

the alliance between him and the French

princes

239

pluces are by the king's officers reduced to

bis obedience

• 202 | 102. The king's ministers are greatly alarmed at the

84. The dukes of Acquitaine and Burgundy march

arrest of sir Peter des Essars and of the duke

to conquer Estampes and Dourdan. The

of Bar. Other proceedings of the Parisians 242

execution of sir Mansart du Bos and other 103. The Parisians propose whatever measures they

prisoners

203

please in the presence of the duke of Acqui.

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taine and the other princes. Cruelties com-

different towns and castles. The king of

mitted by them

244

France marches his army from Peronne to

104. The count de Vertus and several of the

besiege Bapaume

305

nobility leave Paris. Other regulations and 123. The inhabitants of Arras fortify their town

edicts obtained from the king by the Parisians 247 very strongly, and burn and destroy several

105. King Ladislaus of Naples enters Rome with a

handsome edifices which were around it 307

powerful army. The death of sir James de

124. Charles king of France, having reduced Ba.

la Riviere. The dismission of the chancellor,

paume to his obedience, marches to lay siege

and other matters

249

to Arras, and to subject that city to his power 308

106. The ambassadors from the king of France 125. The duke of Brabant and the countess of

return with those from the princes to Paris.

Hainault visit the king of France when before

They are joined by others, who negotiate a

Arras, and negotiate a peace for their brother

fourth peace at Pontoise

• 251

the duke of Burgundy and his allies

311

107. The duke of Acquitaine orders the prisoners to

126. The treaty of peace concluded at Arras, which

be liberated. The duke of Burgundy leaves

Paris. Several princes arrive there.

was the fifth, is read in the presence of the

Their

duke of Acquitaine, and several other princes

actions

. 260

of the blood-royal, and the oaths that were

108. The duke of Brittany comes to Paris. The

taken in consequence

313

duke of Burgundy holds a council at Lille.

127. Sigismund of Bohemia is elected emperor of

The actions of the count de St. Pol, and

other matters that happened at this time

Germany, and receives the oaths of the greater

264

part of the lords of that country

315

109. The duke of Burgundy holds many councils to

consider of his situation, fearing that his ene-

128. The death of Ladislaus king of Naples. His

mies would turn the king against him, which

rival king Louis sends the marshal of France

they afterwards did

316

265

to Naples, and other matters

110. Duke Louis of Bavaria marries at Paris. Of

129. The duke of Burgundy, on the king's depar-

those who had been banished on account of

ture from before Arras, marches a force into

the discords between the dukes of Oricans

Burgundy. Other events that happened at

that period

317

and Burgundy, and of many other incidental

matters

267 130. Count Walcran de St. Pol marches about six

ul. The king of France, fearing the peace would be

hundred combatants into the duchy of Lux-
broken, publishes other edicts for its preserva-

embourg. The duke of Acquitaine goes to

tion throughout the realm, and also respect-

Mehun-sur-Yevre

318

ing the coin

269 131. The earl of Warwick and others from England

112. The king of Sicily sends back the daughter of

attend the council of Constance. The king

the duke of Burgundy. The duke writes let.

of France has solemn obsequies performed for

ters to the king of France, containing remon-

his brother the duke of Orleans

319

strances, and other matters

273 132. The king and his grand council send forces to

113. The duke of Burgundy goes to Antwerp. The

attack the Burgundians. Other events that

arrest of sir John de Cros, and other remark-

happened

321

able events that happened about this period 278 | 133. Ambassadors arrive at Paris from England.

114. The duke of Burgundy marches a large force

The king of France holds a grand festival.

toward Paris. He fixes bis quarters at Saint

The peace is everywhere preserved .

Denis. The events that happened during 134. Three Portuguese perform a deed of arms

this march, and in consequence of it

against three Frenchmen, in the presence of

115. On the retreat of the duke of Burgundy from

the king of France. The Portuguese are

St. Denis, the king of France issues orders

vanquished

325

throughout his kingdom to raise forces to

135. The peace of Arras solemnly sworn to in the

march against him

289

presence of the king of France. It is after-

116. The chains are taken away from the streets of

wards sworn to in divers other places

ib.

Paris. The Parisians are kept in great sub- 136. The commonalty and clergy of Amiens are

jection. Other royal edicts are proclaimed 295 assembled to swear to the observance of the

117. The duke of Burgundy holds a grand conference

peace of Arras

. 326

with his nobles in Arras, who promise to serve 137. The count Waleran de St. Pol dies at Yvoix,

him against all his enemies

. 299

in the county of Chiny in Luxembourg. The

118. A grand council held in the king's name at

princes of the blood go to Melun, by orders

Paris

ib. from the queen and the duke of Acquitaine, 327

119. The duke of Acquitaine leaves Paris, and joins 138. The king of England assembles a large army to

the king of France at Senlis. He marches

invade France. Ambassadors sent him from

thence to lay siege to the town of Compiegne 300 that country. The answers they receive 328

120. The king of France marches his army from 139. The duke of Burgundy sends ambassadors to the
Compiegne to Suissons, which he besieges and

duke of Acquitaine. The answers they

takes by storm : it is pillaged and destroyed 302 receive. He takes the oath

330

121. The king, after the capture of Soissons, marches 140. Henry king of England makes great preparations
to St. Qrientin, and thence to Peronne, to

to invade France. He sends letters to the

facilitate bis entrance into Artois

304

king of France at Paris

331

122. The duke of Burgundy places garrisons in 141. The king of England, while at Southampton,

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