Jean Froissart

[Jean Froissart] (c.1337-c.1410) Chronicler and poet, born Valenciennes, France; died Chimay, Belgium. During his travels through France, England, and Italy, he gathered the materials for his "Chronicles" which deal mostly with the conflict between France and England from Philip VI to Charles VI. Froissart is a reporter rather than an historian, for he lacks critical sense, but his descriptions of the feudal world entering upon its decadence are vivid and picturesque. He was made canon of Lille, 1393, and canon and treasurer to Chimay, 1394.

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