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 ... 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.

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1810
 

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I bought this in two separate volumes. The first volume I bought more recently from Forgotten Books reprints. The second volume I bought much earlier from Kissinger reprints. These chronicles continue ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Volume one of the 1840 translation of the Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet. The translator was the same Thomas Johnes who did Froissart at about the same time. EM took up where Froissart stopped ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 133 - He bade them send for the prince ; and on his entrance, the king asked him why he had carried away the crown ? " My lord," answered the prince, " your attendants, here present, affirmed to me that you were dead ; and as your crown and kingdom belong to me as your eldest son, after your decease, I had taken it away.
Seite 160 - ... well made, and versed in the different sciences, and in process of time each had great commands. But we must not omit to report a conversation which passed between the king and his eldest son in his last moments. He was so sorely oppressed at the latter end of his sickness, that those who attended him, not perceiving him breathe, concluded he was dead, and covered his face with a cloth. It was the custom in that country, whenever the king was ill, to place the royal crown on a cushion behind...
Seite 169 - The king gave a deep sigh, and said, " My fair son, what right have you to it ? for you well know I had none." " My lord,1' replied the prince, " as you have held it by right of your sword, it is my intent to hold and defend it the same during my life.
Seite 250 - Charles, by the grace of God, king of France, to the bailiff of Amiens, or to his lieutenant, greeting.
Seite 167 - ... for making false returns, by the increased freedom of debate, and by the control which they exercised over the supplies. Henry was twice married: by his first wife, Mary de Bohun, daughter and co-heir of the Earl of Hereford, he had four sons, Henry his successor to the throne, Thomas Duke of Clarence, John Duke of Bedford, and Humphrey Duke of Gloucester; and two daughters, Blanche and Philippa, the former married to the Duke of Bavaria, the latter to the King of Denmark.
Seite 147 - He bade them send for the Prince, and, at his entrance, the King asked him why he had carried away the crown. ' My lord,' answered the Prince, ' your attendants here present affirmed to me that you were dead ; and as your crown and kingdom belong to me as your eldest son, after your decease, I had taken it away.
Seite 242 - Charles, by the grace of God, king of France, to all...
Seite i - 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.
Seite 161 - Well, act as you see best : I leave all things to God, and pray that he would have mercy on me !" Shortly after, without uttering another word, he departed this life. After the king's interment, the prince of Wales was most honourably crowned king, in the presence of the nobles and prelates of England, no ore appearing to contest his right.
Seite 83 - ... continued feasting together, and, according to all outward appearances, were in great harmony with each other. Even the dukes of Orleans and Burgundy rode out together, both on the same horse, in company with other lords, and showed such mutual affection as is becoming brothers and near relations. Nevertheless, some wicked tongues were not sparing of them behind their backs, but loudly spoke their minds. With regard to the people, they were in such crowds that it need not be asked if they were...

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