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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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over them, fet out for Dover, where fhe embarked, and, with a favourable wind, arrived before Calais three days preceding the feaft of All-faints*. The king, upon her arrival, held a grand court, and ordered magnificent entertainments for all the lords who were there, but more efpecially for the ladies ; as the queen had brought a great many with her, wjio were glad to accompany her, in order to fee fathers, brothers, and friends, that were engaged at this fiege of Calais. CHAP. CXXXVIII. THE YOUNG EARL OF FLANDERS IS BETROTHED, THROUGH THE CONSTRAINT OF THE, FLEMINGS, TO THE DAUGHTER. OF THE RING OF ENGLAND*, HE ESCAPES TO FRANCE IN A SUBTLE MANNER. 'JpHE fiege of Calais lafted a long time ; during which many gallant feats of arms and advent lures happened : but it is not pofiible for me to relate the fourth part of them : for the king of France had polled fo many men at arms in the for-treffes, and on the borders of the counties of Guinea, Artois, Boulogne, round to Calais, and had fuch numbers of Genoefe, Normans, and others * Knyghton, p. 2592, relates, that, by command of Edward III. David Bruce was conducted to the tower, under an efcort of 20,000 men, well armed : that the different companies of London, in their proper drefles, were ptefent at the procédait ; and that David Bruce rode on a tall black horfe, fo as to hetfdeu T at) men, in


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