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Excerpt from A Gallant of Lorraine, Vol. 1 of 2: François, Seigneur De Bassompierre, Marquis D'har Marechal De France (1579-1646)
A strange adventure - Bassompierre sent as Ambassador Extraordinary to Lorraine to represent Henri IV at the marriage of the Duke of Bar and Margherita di Gonzaga - He returns to Paris and orders a gorgeous suit, which is to cost fourteen thousand crowns, for the baptism of the Dauphin and Madame Elisabeth, though he has only seven hundred in his purse - He Wins enough at play to pay for it - Charles III of Lorraine writes to request his presence at the Estates of Lorraine - Henri IV refuses him permission to leave France, but he sets out notwithstanding this - He is arrested by the King's orders at Meaux, but set at liberty on his promising to return to Court - He is allowed to leave for Lorraine a few days later - Aﬂair of the Prince de Joinville and Madame de Moret.
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bound: 350 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 13, 2017)
isbn: 1331898323, 978-1331898320,
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