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Jean Froissart was one of the most important chroniclers of his era in France and England. At about age 24, he became a court poet and historian as the protégé of Philippa of Hainault, queen consort of Edward III of England. He was also able to travel widely in Europe gathering material for his writings. He's considered a leading sources of information on the Hundred Years' War.
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