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Thk Chronicles of Monstrelet form an immediate continuation of those ol Froissart, and although not possessing all tho 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 moans deficient in desoriptive 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 tho history of France, and in part that of Europe generally, from tho 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 Monstrolet'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 boon spared, needs no eulogium from the pen of the editor. Their pictorial excellence, and tho 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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16. A powerful infidel, called Tamerlane, invades

the kingdom of king Bajazet, who marches
against and fights with him . , 29

17. Charles, king of Navarro, negotiates with the

king of France, and obtains tho duchy of
Nemours. Duko Philip of Burgundy makes

a journey to Bar-le-Duc and to Brussels . 30

18. The duko of Burgundy dies in the town of

Halle, in Hainault. His body is carried to

tho Carthusian convout at Dijon, in Bur-

gundy . ,... to.

19. Waleran, count do St. Pol, lands a large force

on tho Isle of Wight, to make war against

England, but returns without having per-
formed any great deeds . . .32

20. Louis duke of Orleans is sent by the king to tho

pope at Marseilles. The duko of Bourbon is

ordered into Languedoc, and tho constable

into Acquituino . . . • ib*

21. The Heath of duko Albert, count of Hainault,

and of Margaret, duchess of Burgundy, daugh-

ter to Louis carl of Flanders . . 33

22. John, duke of Burgundy, after the death of tho

duchess Margaret, is received by the principal

towns in Flanders as their lord . . 34

23. Duko William, count of Hainault, presides at a

combat for life or death, in his town of

Quesnoy, in which ono of tho champions is

slain . . . • .if).

24. The count de St. Pol marches an army before

tho castle of Mercq, where the English from
Calais meet and discomfit him . • 35

25. John, duko of Burgundy, goes to Paris, and

causes the dauphin and queen to return thi-

ther, whom tho duke of Orleans was carrying

off, with other matters . . .38

26. Duko John of Burgundy obtains from the king

of Franco tho government of Picardy. An

embassy from England to France. An ac-

count of Clugnct de Brabant, knight . 43

27. Tho war is renewed between tho dukes of Bar

and Lorraine. Marriages concluded at Com-

piegne. An alliance between the dukes of

Orleans and Burgundy . . .44

28. The duko of Orleans, by the king's orders,

marches a powerful army to Acquitaino, and

besieges Blay and lo Bourg . .40

29. Tho duke of Burgundy prevails on the king of

Franco and his council, that he may have

permission to assemble men-at-arms to be-

siege Calais . . , .47

30. The prelates and clergy of Franco are sum-

moned to attend the king at Paris, on the

subject of a union of the church . . 48

ChaP. PaCE

.'!!. The Licgeois eject their bishop, John of Bava-
ria, for refusing to be consecrated as a church-
man, according to his promise . . 40

32. Anthony, duko of Limbourg, takes possession

of that duchy, and afterward of tho town of
Maastricht, to the great displeasure of tho
Liegeois . . . . .50

33. Ambassadors from pope Gregory arrive at

Paris, with bulls from tho popo to the king
and university of Paris . . . to.

34. The duke of Orleans receives tho duchy of

Acquitaino, as a present, from the king of
France. A truce concluded between Eng-
land and France . . . .52

35. The prince of Wales, accompanied by bis two

uncles, marches a considerable force to wage

war against the Scots . . .53

36. The duke of Orleans, only brother to Charles

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

inhumanly assassinated in the town of

Paris . . . . .ih.

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 . . . . .67

38. The duko 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 his

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 bis adhe-
rents . . . . .81

41. The university of Paris declares against the

popo delta 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 Franco 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 tho duchess of Orleans'

advocate against tho duko of Burgundy, and

the reply from tho chancellor . . Ill

46. Guy de Roye, archbishop of Rheims, appeals

from tho constitutions drawn up by tho uni-

versity of Paris, which angers that body, and

they imprison his commissary . .115

47. The duko 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 proceeding
against the duke of Burgundy for the murder
of the duke of Orleans , , ,128

ChAP. | /«T|

49. Tho king of Franco is carried, by the princes

of the blood, to Tours, in Touraine. Peace
is made in the town of Chartres. The deatn
of tho dowager-duchess of Orleans . .129

50. Tho queen of Spain dies during the sitting of

the council at Pisa. The marriage of the
king of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden . 131

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 Auie de Viry, a Savoyard, with the duke
of Bourbon . . . . a5.

52. Two combats take place at Paris in the pre-

sence of the king. The death of the arch-

bishop of Rheims. Tho council at Pisa . 1.15

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 . . . . 113

56. The town of Genoa rebels against Boucicaut,

marshal of France, the governor, while obey-
ing a summons from the duke of Milan . 11(1

57. The princes of the blood assemble, and resolve

to reform the management of the royal

finances. Tho death of Montagu . . 147

58. Duke Louis of Bavaria espouses the daughter of

the king of Navarro. The names of the lords

who came to Paris in obedience to the king's

orders . . . . .150

59. The king of France keeps royal state in his

palace, wherein several of the great lords
before mentioned hold many councils on tho
state of the nation . . . lil

60. A great dissension takes placo this year between

the king of Poland on the one hand, and tho

grand-master of Prussia and his knights on

the other .... 154

61. The duke of Berry, by tho king's commands,

returns to Paris. The marriage of the son of

the king of Sicily. The assembly that is

holden at Meun-le-Chastcl . .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. Tho grand-master of Prussia marohes 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 tho
other princes of his party . . . 16U

65. Tho death of the duko of Bourbon. The pro-

clamatiou of the king of France. The duke

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