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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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The lord of CHflbn left behind him a fon, named Olivier de Cliflbn after his father, who withdrew himfelf immediately to the caftle of Moritfort, with , the countefs and her fon, who was nearly of the, fame age with himfelf, and without a father ; for in truth the earl of Montforthad died in the Louvre at Paris.* CHAP. XCIX. R1WG EDWARD INSTITUTES THE ORDER OF ST* GEORGE, AT WINDSOR. ^BOUT this time,' the Mug of England refolved to rebuild and embellifh the great caftle of Windfor, which king Arthur had firft founded in time paft, and where he had ereéted and eftablifhed that noble round table from whence fo many gallant knights had iffued forth, and difplayed the valiant prowefs of their deeds at arms over the world. King Edward, therefore, determined to eftabliih an order of knighthood, confifting of himfelf, his children, and the moft gallant knights in Chriften-dom, to the number of forty. He ordered it to be denominated € knights of the blue garter/ and that the feaft fhould be cele-brated every year, at Windfor, upon St. George's day. He fummohed, therefore, all the earls, ba-rons and knights of his realm,. to inform them of his intentions ; they heard it with great pleafure ; * See a former soie, p. J 88, refpe&ing his death, for ' 45


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