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that the duke had laid his hand on his sword in a threatening manner whilst speaking to him, it is very certain that he did not disapprove it, at least after it was done.

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TREATY OF TROYES - MARRIAGE OF KING HENRY – BIRTH

OF HIS SON - DEATH OF KING HENRY.

Philip, the son of the murdered duke, was naturally excessively enraged, and vowed to be revenged on the Dauphin, whom he regarded as the chief criminal, The readiest way to his object — the most complete vengeance he could take — was to deprive of a kingdom him who had deprived his father of life. The queen, who hated her son for having joined so heartily with those who had insulted and ill-treated her, (though deservedly) was quite ready to fall into Duke Philip's plans; and between them the most extraordinary scheme for delivering up a great kingdom to a foreign rule, that ever has been heard of,

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was devised. A league was made between Duke Philip and Henry at Arras, which was immediately followed up by a treaty which was concluded at Troyes, where a meeting between all the parties was held in March, 1421 : by which it was agreed that King Henry should marry the Princess Katharine; that King Charles, during his lifetime, should enjoy the title and dignity of King of France; that Henry should be declared and acknowledged heir of the monarchy, and be entrusted with the present administration of the government; that France and England should for ever be united under one king, but should still retain their several usages, customs, and privileges; that all princes, peers, vassals, and communities of France should swear that they would both adhere to the future succession of Henry, and pay him present obedience as regent; that Henry should

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KATHERINE, QUEEN OF HENRY TEE FIFTE, AND ATTENDANTS,

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