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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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bringing tbeir lord with them. He refye&fully fa-luted the king and queen, who were there in great late. The king took the earl gently by the hand, led liim forth, and faid, lo excufe himfelf as being the caufe of the death of his father, that, as God fliould help him, he had never heard, on the day of the battle of Crecy, nor on the morrow, that tbe earl bad been there. The young earl appeared to be fatisfied with this excufe. The fubjeft of the marriage was next dif-cufled, and certain articles and treaties were agreed upon between the king, the earl, and the fiâtes of Flanders, Mfhich were promifed and fworn to be adhered to*. The earl was then betrothed to the lady Ifabella, daughter of the king and queen of England, whom he engaged to efpoufe ; but tbe day of marriage was put off, until the king fhould have more leifure. The Flemings returned home, taking with them tbeir lord ; and they quitted the king, queen and the council in very good humour : the king went back to the fiege tf Calais. Things remained in this ftate : whilft the king was making preparations for rich prefects of cloths and jewels to diftribute on the wedding-day, the queen was employed in the fame manner, m -lie was anxious to acquit berfelf on the occafion with honor and generofity. * There is in tbe Feeders tbe treaty of Marriage, dated Dunkirk, 3d March 1346; but the féal bas been torn off, probably as not %?ipg been carried into eflfecfe Thfr


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