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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

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31. The Liegeois eject their bishop, John of Bava-

ria, for refusing to be consecrated as a church-

man, according to his promise - -

Anthony, duke of Limbourg, takes possession

of that duchy, and afterward of the town of

Maestricht, to the great displeasure of the

Liegeois . - - -

Ambassadors from pope Gregory arrive at

Paris, with bulls from the pope to the king

and university of Paris . - -

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 . - - -

The prince of Wales, accompanied by his two

uncles, marches a considerable force to wage

war against the Scots - - -

The duke of Orleans, only brother to Charles

VI. the well-beloved, king of France, is

inhumanly assassinated in the town of

Paris - - - - -

The duchers 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 • . • - - -

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 - - - - -

The duke of Burgundy offers his justification,

for having caused the death of the duke of

Orleans, in the presence of the king and his

great council - * - - -

The king of France sends a solemn embassy to

the pope. The answer they receive. The

pope excommunicates the king and his adhe-

rents - - - - -

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 - -

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

How all the prelates and clergy of France were

summoned to Paris. The arrival of the queen

and of the duchess of Orleans - -

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 . -

The conclusion of the duchess of Orleans'

advocate against the duke of Burgundy, and

the reply from the chancellor - -

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 - -

47. The duke of Burgundy assembles a large body

of men-at-arms to succour John of Bavaria

against the Liegeois, and combats them -

48. The king of France holds a grand council at

Paris, to consider on the manner of proceeding

against the duke of Burgundy for the murder

of the duke of Orleans . . -

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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 .

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 - - -

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

55. The duke of Burgundy holds a great council at

Lille on his affairs. The death of the duchess

of Orleans - - - -

56. The town of Genoa rebels against Boucicaut,

marshal of France, the governor, while obey-

ing a summons from the duke of Milan

57. The princes of the blood assemble, and resolve

to reform the management of the royal

finances. The death of Montagu . -

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 - - - - -

59. The king of France keeps royal state in his

palace, wherein several of the great lords

before mentioned hold many councils on the

state of the nation - - -

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 - - - -

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 - -

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 - - -

63. The grand-master of Prussia marches a power-

ful army of Christians into Lithuania -

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 . - -

65. The death of the duke of Bourbon. The pro-

clamation of the king of France. The duke

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of Orleans and his allies send letters to the

principal towns in France . - -

66. In consequence of the negotiations between the

two parties of Burgundy and of Orleans,

peace is made between them, and called

“The Peace of Winchester,” which was the

second peace - - -

_67. A meeting of the university and clergy is held

on the 23d of November, in the church of St.

Bernard, at Paris, on the state of the church

68. The lord de Croy is made prisoner when going

on an embassy from the duke of Burgundy to

the duke of Berry, to the great displeasure of

the latter . - - - -

The duke of Orleans sends ambassadors to the

king of France, with letters of accusation

against the duke of Burgundy and those of his

party - - - - -

The death of the duke of Bar. The king of

France sends an embassy to the duke of Bur-

gundy, and other matters . - -

The duke of Orleans and his brothers send

letters to the king of France, to other lords,

and to several of the principal towns in France,

to complain of the duke of Burgundy

The duke of Orleans and his brothers send a

challenge to the duke of Burgundy in his

town of Douay . - - -

. The duke of Burgundy sends an answer to the

challenge of the duke of Orleans and his

brothers . - - - -

The duke of Burgundy is discontented with sir

Mansart du Bos. He sends letters to require

the assistance of the duke of Bourbon . .

A royal proclamation is issued, that no person

whatever bear arms for either of the parties of

the dukes of Orleans or of Burgundy. The

latter writes to the bailiff of Amiens . -

. The Parisians take up arms against the Ar-

magnacs. A civil war breaks out in several

parts of France . - -

. Sir Clugnet de Brabant is near taking Rethel

He overruns the country of Burgundy. Other

tribulations are noticed - - -

. The duke of Burgundy assembles a large army

to lay siege to the town of Ham, and leads

thither his Flemings - - -

79. The duke of Burgundy assembles another army

to march to Paris. Events that happened

during that time . - - -

The duke of Burgundy marches a large army

from Pontoise to Paris, through Melun. The

situation and conduct of the duke of Orleans

The duke of Burgundy leads a great force,

with the Parisians, to St. Cloud, against the

Armagnacs - - -

The king of France sends the count de St. Pol

to the Valois, and to Coucy, and other cap-

tains to different parts against the Armagnacs

. Sir Philip de Servolles, bailiff of Vitry, lays

siege to the castle of Moyennes. Other

places are by the king's officers reduced to
his obedience - - - -

. The dukes of Acquitaine and Burgundy march

to conquer Estampes and Dourdan. The

execution of sir Mansart du Bos and other

prisoners . - - - -

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The king of France sends ambassadors to

England. The lord de Croy and the duke

of Bourbon's children obtain their liberty.
Of count Waleran de St. Pol -

The dukes of Berry and of Orleans, with

others of their adherents, send an embassy

to the king of England. The consequences

of it . - - -

Duke Louis of Bavaria is driven out of Paris

by the Parisians, and his people robbed. Of

the cardinal de Cambray, and the prohibition

of the king of England -

The king of Sicily leaves Paris. The siege of

Domfront. The battle of St. Reuny du

Plain. The siege of Bellesme, and other

events of the year - - -

Charles king of France, attended by other

princes, marches a large force from Paris to

Bourges. Letters from the king of England,

and other matters - - -

The town of Wervins is taken by sir Clugnet

de Brabant, and afterward retaken. The

castle of Gersies is won by sir Simon de

Clermont - - -

The king of France receives certain informa-

tion that his adversaries had formed an

alliance with the king of England. The

constable marches into the Boulonnois

The king of France lays siege to Fontenay and

to Bourges. The events that happened while

he remained there - - -

The king of France decamps, and lays siege to

Bourges on the opposite side. A treaty is

concluded between the two parties .

The princes and lords within the city of Bourges

wait on the king and the duke of Acquitaine,

and afterward at Auxerre - -

The king of France orders his edict respecting

the peace to be sent to his different officers for

proclamation in the usual places, and other

ulatters - - - -

The war continues in the Boulonnois. The

king returns to Paris. The duke of Orleans

satisfies the English, and other matters

The duke of Berry is dangerously ill. He is

visited by his daughter the duchess of Bour-

bon, and by the duke of Burgundy. Notice

of other matters - -

The king of France holds a grand assembly at

Palis on the reformation of abuses in the

government. Other matters - -

The duke of Acquitaine is displeased with his

chancellor. Jealousies arise aunong the great

lords, and other matters - -

Henry of Lancaster, king of England, who had

been a valiant knight, dies in this year. Of

the alliance between him and the French

princes - - - -

The king's ministers are greatly alarmed at the

arrest of sir Peter des Essars and of the duke

of Bar. Other proceedings of the Parisians

The Parisians propose whatever measures they

please in the presence of the duke of Acqui-

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