The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet;: Containing 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 Expulsion 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.

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, ... ; and J. White and Company, 1810

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iii ページ - Containing 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 expulsion thence, and of other memorable events that happened in the Kingdom of France as well as in other countries.
374 ページ - France, he made greater conquests than any of his predecessors had ever done. It is true, he was so feared by his princes and captains that none dared to disobey his orders, however nearly related to him, more especially his English subjects. In this state of obedience were his subjects of France and England in general ; and the principal cause was, that if any person transgressed his ordinances he had him instantly punished without favour or mercy.
373 ページ - Near the car were the relations of the late king uttering loud lamentations. On the collar of the first horse that drew the car were emblazoned the ancient arms of England : on that of the second, the arms of France and England quartered, the same as he bore during his lifetime; on that of the third, the arms of France simply. On that of the fourth horse were painted the arms of the noble King Arthur, whom no one could conquer : there were three crowns or, on a shield azure.
225 ページ - How dare you thus look a prince full in the face, when you are speaking to him ?' ' Sire,' answered 1'Isle-Adam, 'such is the custom of us Frenchmen ; and if any one addresses another, whatever may be his rank, and looks on the ground, he is thought to have evil designs, and cannot be an honest man, since he dare not look in the face of him to whom he is speaking.' The king replied,
91 ページ - Fair cousin, we wish you to know that we will have the daughter of your king, and all that we have asked, or we will drive him and you out of his kingdom.
367 ページ - ... but should he refuse, then take it yourself. My good uncle of Exeter, I nominate you sole regent of the kingdom of England, for that you well know how to govern it ; and I entreat that you do not, on any pretence whatever, return to France ; and I likewise nominate you as guardian to my son ; and I insist, on your love to me, that you do very often personally visit and see him.
366 ページ - KING HENRY, finding himself mortally ill, called to him his brother the Duke of Bedford, his uncle of Exeter, the earl of Warwick, sir Louis de Robesart and others, to the number of six or eight of those in whom he had the greatest confidence, and said that he saw with grief it was the pleasure of his Creator that he should quit this world. He then addressed the Duke of Bedford : ' John, my good brother, I beseech you, on the loyalty and love you have ever expressed for me, that you show the same...
343 ページ - King Charles had indeed been as liberal and courteous as his predecessors, but he was now seated in his Hotel of St. Pol at table with his queen, deserted by the grandees and others of his subjects.
374 ページ - At his funeral, and in regard to every thing concerning it, greater pomp and expense were made than had been done for two hundred years at the interment of any king of England ; and, even now, as much honor and reverence is daily paid to his tomb, as if it were certain he was a saint in paradise.
341 ページ - England, who had been for some time recovered of her lying-in of her first-born child, Henry, arrived at Harfleur in grand state, attended by ladies without number, and escorted by a large fleet filled with men-at-arms and archers, under the command of the Duke of Bedford, brother to the king. On landing she went to Rouen, and thence to Vincennes to meet the king.