The History of France, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1860 - France

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Page 507 - Francis disdained such aims and spurned such duties. He gave himself up to his pleasures, — framed a court of which licentiousness was the habit, and from which justice, temperance, and every Christian as well as chivalric virtue was banished. During 'the first years of his reign, the king bestowed his affections upon the Countess de Chateaubriand, of the family of Foix, sister of Lautrec. The Duchess of Etampes, who succeeded her in the monarch's favour, was remarkable for...
Page 639 - Jesus Christ ; to make the Mass a sacrifice for the sins of the dead and living, is a sacrilege and an abomination," Henry flung a plate at him, and sent him to prison.
Page 183 - Arc did was to restore their confidence ; this was her good fortune or her mission. It was with the same town militia of Orleans with which she had stormed the English bastides, that Jeanne took Jargeau and drove the English from the Loire.
Page 491 - Turkish horse, and rode with exultation to St. Jean de Luz, and from thence to Bayonne, where his mother and friends awaited him.
Page 44 - In the first week of 1393 there was a festivity at court; the nuptials of the queen's favourite, a German lady, were to be celebrated. It was her third marriage, and the circumstance was considered to give permission for more than usual licence. An esquire, named Guisay, proposed to the king and his companions to attire themselves as satyrs, and under cover of their masks taunt and tease the wedding party The disguise was effected by means of linen dresses, to which tow was fixed with pitch. Five...

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