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MARY E. HAVEN
JULY 2, 1914,

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WHITEFRIARS.

ADVERTISEMENT.

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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31. The Liefoois 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 ducby, and afterward of the town of

Maestricht, to the great displeasure of the

Liegeois

50

33. Ambassadors from popo Gregory arrive at

Paris, with bulls from the pope to the king
and university of Paris

ib.

34. The duke of Orleans receives the 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

inbumanly 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 her 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 bis

great council

61

40. The king of France sends a solemn embassy to

the pope. The answer they receive. The

pope excommunicates the king and his adlie-

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 proceedin

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 death

of tbe 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 Amne de Viry, a Savoyard, with the duke

of Bourbon

ib.

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 Frar ce, the governor, while obey.

ing a summons from the duke of Milan 146

57. The princes of the blood assemble, and resolve

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 Bourton. The pro-

clamation of the king of France. The duke

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