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126. The Burgundians, under the pretence of being
reconquer the town and castlo of St. Valery ib.
129. Some of the French captains cross the river
Moreuil. He bas the county of Estampes
of St. Angelo at Rome . . . 611 Eugenius, whom they wanted to detain at
133. A peace concluded between the duke of Bar 157. The lord Talbot returns to France, and con-
and the counts de St. Pol and de Ligny . ib.' quers many towns and castles . . ib.
the French . . . : ib. ' 162. The duke of Burgundy's captains appear before
castle of Avalon
rain. Sir John de Luxembourg reconquers
English . . . . . ib.
defeat the French from the garrison of Laon . ib. 173. The duke of Burgundy is displeased with the
Artois and Cambresis
.623 174. The French conquer the towns of St. Denis
feast of the golden fleece in the city of Dijon. 175. The French, after having agreed to a truce with
the Burgundians on the frontiers of the Beau-
. . . 52
sengers . . . . . . 88 44. Provost of Arras presenting the Keys of
Bavaria . . . . . . . 130 47. Remains of the Walls of Harfleur, with
Fleece . . . . . . . 568
65. Henry VI. in his youth . . . 573
66. Place de la Pucelle, Rouen . . . 590
67. Insurrection of Ghent . . . . 607
68. Rejoicings at Ghent on the birth of the
. . . 545 son of the Duke of Burgundy . . 612
69. Insurrection of Tournay . . . . 616
Residence of Charles VII. . . 621
. 551 ! 71. Common People of Normandy . 632
VOLUME THE SECOND.
72. Initial Letter I . .
Peace between himself and Charles VII. 17
receiving their liege Lord i .
dethrone the King
Tower of London . . . . 99
Marseilles . . . . . 143
banner on the walls of Rouen . . 166
the Virgin, Abbey of Jamieges . . 176
to destroy a Sea-Dyke . . . 205
death of his Father, Charles VII. . 276
89. Count Charolois taking leave of his father,
Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy · 315
door of a Church . . . .
Liegeois . . . . . 376
the walls of Beauvais
Charles VIII. pronouncing a benedic-
tion . . . . . . 471
Denis, St. Rusticus and St. Eleutherus,
in the Cathedral of St. Denis . . 482
Nemours to Milan Cathedral .. 506
. . . . 519
THE LIFE OF MONSTRELET;
AN ESSAY ON HIS CHRONICLES,
BY M. DACIER.
MATERIALS for the biography of Monstrelet are still more scanty than for that of Froissart. The most satisfactory account both of his life and of the continuators of his history is contained in the “ Mémoires de l'Académie de Belles-Lettres," vol. xliii. p. 535, by M. Dacier :
“We are ignorant of the birthplace of Enguerrand de Monstrelet, and of the period when he was born, as well as of the names of his parents. All we know is, that he sprang from a noble family, which he takes care to tell us himself, in his introduction to the first volume of the Chronicles ; and his testimony is confirmed by a variety of original deeds, in which his name is always accompanied with the distinction of noble man,' or ' esquire *.'
“ According to the historian of the Cambresis, Monstrelet was descended from a noble fainily settled in Ponthieu from the beginning of the twelfth century, where one of his ancestors, named Enguerrand, possessed the estate of Monstrelet in the year 1125,—but Carpentier does not name his authority for this. A contemporary bistorian (Matthieu de Couci, of whom I shall have occasion to speak in the course of this essay), who lived at Peronne, and who seems to have been personally acquainted with Monstrelet, positively asserts that this historian was a native of the county of the Boulonnois, without precisely mentioning the place of his birth. This authority ought to weigh much : besides, Ponthieu and the Boulonnois are so near to each other that a mistake on this point might easily have happened. It results from what these two writers say, that we may fix, his birthplace in Picardy.
“ M. l'abbé Carlier, however, in his ‘History of the Duchy of Valois,' claims this honour for his province, wherein he has discovered an ancient family of the same name,-a branch of which, he pretends, settled in the Cambresis, and he believes that from this branch sprung Enguerrand de Monstrelet. This opinion is advanced without proof, and the work of Monstrelet itself is sufficient to destroy it. He shows so great an affection for Picardy, in
• These deeds, and the greater part of others quoted M. Mutte, dean of Cambray, to M. de Foncemagne, who in these memoirs, are preserved in the Chartulary of lent them to M. Dacier. Cambray. Extracts from them were communicated by