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AN ACCOUNT OF THE CRUEL CIVIL WARS BETWEEN THE HOUSES OF

ORLEANS AND BURGUNDY;

OF

THE POSSESSION OF PARIS AND NORMANDY BY THE ENGLISH;

THEIR EXPULSIÓN THENCE;

AND OF OTHER MEMORABLE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN THE KINGDOM OF FRANCE, AS WELL AS

IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

A HISTORY OF FAIR EXAMPLE, AND OF GREAT PROFIT TO THE FRENCH.

BEGINNING AT THE YEAR MCCCC., WHERE THAT OF SIR JOHN FROISSART FINISHES, AND ENDING AT THE YEAR

MCCCCLXVII., AND CONTINUED BY OTHERS TO THE YEAR MDXVI,

TRANSLATED BY THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
WILLIAM SMITH, 113, FLEET STREET.

MDCCCXL.

Br98.344

B

GIFT OF MARY E, HAVEN JULY 2, 1914,

LONDON: BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS,

WHITEFRIARS.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

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BOOK II.-CONTINUED.

176. The cardinals of Santa Croce and of Cyprus

come to Arras to attend the convention

177. Louis do Luxembourg, count of St. Pol,

espouses Joan of Bar, countess of Marle and

of Soissons

178. The French are defeated near to Rethel by the

bastard de Humieres

179. Ambassadors from the king of England arrive

at Arras to attend the convention

180. Ambassadors from France arrive at Arras to

attend this convention

181. Sir John de Mello, a knight of Spain, and the

lord de Chargny, combat each other in the

presence of the duke of Burgundy at Arras

182. The French and Burgundians are

on very

amicable terms in Arras

183. The cardinal of Winchester comes to Arras to

attend the convention

184. During the meeting of the convention at Arras,

La Hire and Poton overrun and forage the

country of the duke of Burgundy

185. The kings of Arragon and Navarre are defeated,

and made prisoners, before Gaieta, by the

army of the duke of Milan

186. The cardinal of Winchester and the whole of

the English embassy leave Arras. Other

ambassadors arrive there

187. A peace is concluded between Charles king of

France and the duke of Burgundy in the city

of Arras

188. The English lay siege to the town of St. Denis,

which in the end surrenders to them by capi-

tulation

189. Isabella, queen of France, dies in the city of

Paris

190. The cardinals, and the ambassadors from the

council, leave Arras. The duke of Burgundy

appoints different officers to the towns and

fortresses that had been conceded to him by

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waging war with them against the king of

1 France : they no longer converse or keep

company with them. Other matters briefly

spoken of

ib. 195. King Henry seuds letters to the Hollanders to

draw them to his party. A copy of these

letters

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196. The duke of Burgundy determines to make

ib.

war on the English

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197. The duke of Burgundy, by the advice of bis

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privy counsellors, resolves to make an attempt

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198. The city of Paris is reduced to the obedience of

Charles king of France

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199. Arthur count de Richemont, constable of

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France, makes war on the heir of Commercy 30

200. The bishop of Liege and the Liegeois destroy

ib.

Bousseuvre, and other forts that had made

war against them

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201. The town and castle of Orchimont are destroyed

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by Everard de la Marcbe

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202. The English make excursions from Calais toward

Boulogne and Gravelines. La Hire conquers

ib.

Gisors, and loses it soon afterwards

ib.

203. The men of Ghent, and the Flemings, make

great preparations for the siege of Calais 33

8 204. Sir John de Croy, bailiff of Hainault, in con-

junction with other captains, attack the

English and are discomfited by them

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ib. 205. The Flemings march to the siege of Calais, and

march back again

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206. Sir Florimont de Brimeu, seneschal of Pon-

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thieu, conquers the town of Crotoy

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207. Humphry duke of Glocester arrives at Calais

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with a large armament. He enters Flanders,

Artois, and other territories of the duke of

Burgundy, and does much damage to them 43

208. The Flemings again take up arms, after their

retreat from Calais to their towns

44

ib. 209. La Hire conquers the town and castle of Soissons.

Other matters

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210. The duchess of Bedford, sister to the count de

St. Pol, re-marries of her own free will. The

king of Sicily negotiates with the duke of

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Burgundy for his liberty. The English

recover the town of Pontoise

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211. James I. king of Scotland is murdered in his

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bedchamber during the night by his uncle

the earl of Athol. Other matters

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212. La Hire, Poton, with many other French cap-

tains, are near taking Rouen. They are

attacked and defeated by the English, who

surprise them in their quarters

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ing of some taxes which were intended to be

laid on them

193. The French overrun and pillage the country of

the duke of Burgundy after the peace of Arras.

The marshal de Rieux takes many towns

and castles from the English in Normandy

194. The English suspect the Burgundians who are

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CHAP.

213. The town of Bruges rebels against its lord and 236. The king of France compels Roderigo de

his officers. A great conflict and slaughter

Villandras, who was committing great waste

is the consequence

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on his territories, to march away and make

214. The bastard de la Hire makes an excursion

war on the English

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through the countries of Peronne, Rose, and 237. Pope Eugenius sends bulls to divers parts of

Mondidier, where he commits great waste 51

Europe. Their tenour

ib.

215. King Charles of France orders his captains to 238. Sir John de Luxembourg, in consequence of

reconquer some towns and castles from the

being in the ill graces of the duke of Bur-

English. Ho marches in person against

gundy, sends letters to the knights of the

Montereau-faut-Yonne, and recaptures it

Golden Fleece

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216. The men of Bruges make frequent excursions

239. The count de Richemont, constable of France,

from their town, and lay the low countries

gains the town of Meaux, in Brie, from the

under contributions

English

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217. The English recover the town of Fecamp in

240. Sir John de Luxembourg sends letters to excul.

Normandy

pate himself to the great council of the duke

218. The lord d'Offemont makes La Hire his pri-

of Burgundy. Their contents

soner while he was playing at ball at Beauvais ib.

241. King Charles of France sends the princess

219. Charles king of France makes his first entry

Catherine, his daughter, to the duke of

into Paris after its reduction ; the prepara-

Burgundy, conformably to the treaty of

tions for it

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marriage agreed on with the count de

220. The commonalty of Bruges become more

Charolois bis son

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moderate in their proceedings, and send

242. The bastard of Bourbon takes the town of La

ambassadors to the duke of Burgundy to sue

Mothe in Lorraine

for peace

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243. Many noble ambassadors from the kings of

221. The lord d'Auxy and sir Florimont de Brimeu,

France and England meet between Grave.

seneschal of Ponthieu and of Abbeville, march

lines and Calais, to hold a conference on the

to lay siege to Crotoy

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subject of peace

ib.

222. A large body of men-at-arms, under the com-

244. The English make an excursion into the

mand of several French captains, harass the

country of Santois, where they gain the

country of Hainault. They are nicknamed

castle of Folleville, and commit many ravages

Skinners

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and cruelties

89

223. A great famine in France

61 245. The dauphin, the duke of Bourbon, and many

224. The populace of Ghent again take up arms,

of the great lords, quit in disgust the court

excited thereto by the artisans

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of king Charles

90

225. Peace concluded between the duke of Bur- 246. The French overrun the lands of Neel belong-

gundy and the town of Bruges

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ing to sir John de Luxembourg

226. War recommences between the duchy of Bar 247. The earl of Somerset besieges Harfleur with a

and the county of Vaudemont

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powerful army of English

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227. Famine, war, and pestilence, rage in many places 68 | 248. A very great lord in Brittany, called the lord

228. Lord Talbot, sir Thomas Kiriel, and other

de Retz, is accused and convicted of sorcery. 96

English captains, conquer Longueville, and 249. Pierre de Regnault, bastard-brother to La Hire,

many more castles from the French

ib.

goes on a foraging party to the country round

229. A treaty of marriage is concluded between the

Abbeville

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eldest son to the kiug of Navarre and the 250. Ambassadors from France, England, and Bur:

princess of Cleves, niece to the duke of

gundy, meet at Calais, to treat of a general

Burgundy

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peace

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230. The towns and castles of Montargis and 251. The Barrois and Lorrainers overrun the county

Chevreuse submit to the obedience of king

of Vaudemont, whero they commit great

Charles of France

ib.

waste and destruction

ib.

231. A quarrel arises between pope Eugenius and 252. The duke of Orleans obtains his liberty by

the council of Basil. Other matters

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means of the duke of Burgundy, and marries

232. The count d'Eu, who had been prisoner in

the lady of Cleves, niece to the said duke 99

England since the battle of Azincourt, 253. The king of France goes to Troyes in Cham.

obtains his liberty, and returns to France.

pagne. Several towns and forts submit to his

He raises large armies

ib.

obedience. Other matters

106

233. La Hire, Blanchefort, and others of king 254. The English in the castle of Folleville do much

Charles's captains, make excursions into

damage to the country round Amiens. They

Germany

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defeat some Picard lords and their men 107

234. The count d’Estampes recovers the castle of 255. Some of the garrisons of the count de St. Pol

Roullet from the men of the lord de Moy.

rob the king of France's servants as they

Other matters

ib.

were conducting warlike stores from the city

235. A meeting is held between Calais and Grave.

of Tournay. The reparation the count de

lines between the cardinal of England and

St. Pol makes for this conduct

108

the duchess of Burgundy, to deliberate on 256. The duchess of Burgundy waits on the king

the means of establishing a lasting peace

of France at Laon, to make some requests to

between France and England

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him. Other matters

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