The historical memoirs of Philip de Comines containing; the transactions of Louis XI and of Charly VIII of France and of Edward IV and Henry VII of England

 
9781150813269: The historical memoirs of Philip de Comines containing; the transactions of Louis XI and of Charly VIII of France and of Edward IV and Henry VII of England
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...towns at his own expense, aud deliver them up to the king of England. Besides, he proffered, to lessen his charge in the war, to pay ten thousand of the king of England's troops for four months together; to provide him a large train of artillery, horses, and carriages to convey them, upon condition the king%of England would invade Flanders, whilst he made war upon them in another place. The king of England's answer was, that the towns in Flanders were large, and not easy to be kept when they were taken, and Brabant was the same; besides, the English had no great inclination to undertake that war, upon account of the commerce that was betwixt them; but since the king was so generously inclined, as to allow him a share in his conquests, he desired he would give such places as he had conquered already in Picardy, as Boulogne, and others; upon surrendering up of which he would be ready to declare on his side, and, if he would engage to pay it, send an army to his assistance. This was a wise and politic answer. No. 38. Tt CHAP. III. Contusion of the marriage between the princess of Burgundy, and Maximilian then J)utce of Austria, and since emperor. AFTER this manner, as I said before, transactions were managed between the two kings, our's designing nothing but to gain time, by which means the princess of Burgundy's affairs began visibly to decay; for of those few soldiers that remained after her father's death, several revolted from her to the king, especially after the lord des Cordes had quitted her service, and carried several others along with him. Some were forced to leave her, because their estates or abodes lay very near, or were within the towns which had declared for the king; others, in hopes of preferment; for in that respect no prince was...

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