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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
page 223



CHAP. CXXX1X. THE LORD ROBERT DE If AMUR* DOES HOMAGE TO THE XJNG OF ENGLAND, BEFORE CALAIS. *jyjANY barons and knights, from Flanders; Hainault, Brabant and Germany came to pay their refpefts to the king and queen, whilft they were befieging Calais ; and none returned without confiderable prefents. About this time, the lord Robert de Namur was newly returned into the county of Namur, from an expedition to the * Holy Land, where he bad been knighted by the lord Defpentin. He was very young, and had not been folicited for his affiftance by either of the two kings. He fet out with a rich and numerous attendance, and catne to Calais, ac-companied by many knights and fquires, where he was kindly received by the king, queen and all the barons. He gained their favour and efteem, from bearing the fame name as his uncle, tbe lord Ro-bert d'Artois, who had been formerly fo well be-loved by them, and from whofe councils they had reaped fo much benefit. Lord Robert de Namur from this time became a loyal fervant to the king of England, who granted him a penfion of three bun- é Lord Robert de Namur was Froiflkrt*s great patron; and to him we are indebted for this hiftory, as he himfelf mentions in his preface. He *as created a kiiight of the garter, in Richard II/* reign, and is the 85 th knight o that order.—See Afhmole's biftorjt oC the order, of the garter. dredr 208


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