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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.3

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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.3
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He was honorably received on his arrival, as wel by the barons of France who were there as hoftages, as by the Englifh lords, who had rode out to meefr him ; for king Edward had ordered fome of his knights, viz. the earl of Hereford*, fir Walter Manny, the lord Defpencer t, the lord Ralph d« Ferrers J, fir Richard Pembridge§, fir Richard Stafford | and others, to meet him, wha accom-panied and condufted him to the lodgings which were prepared for him in the city of London. It would take me a day were I to attempt relating to you the grand dinners, fuppers, and other feafts and entertainments that were made, and the magni-ficent prefents, gifts and jewels which were given, • The earl of Hereford,—fon of William Bohtin, carl of Northampton, fucceeded to the title and eftates of Hereford, on the death of his uncle Humphry de Bohun, in 1361- He was afterwards nominated ambafTador to the duke of Milan, refpecling the marriage of his daughter Violante to the duke of Clarence, and died ihortly after. f Lord Defpencer,—grandfon of 'Edward thit was ex-ecuted at' Hereford. He enjoyed much favor under Edward 111. and was buried at Tewkefbury. t Lord Ralph de Ferrers. I cannot find in Dugdale's Baronage any of this family that bore the name of Raj ph. There is Rauf de Ferriers, banneret, in Aihmolc, which J fuppofe muft be the fame. I Sir Richard Perabridge—was fifty-third knight of the garter. He died 1375, and his tomb is in Hereford cathe-dral. The only account I can find of him is in Mr. Gough's firft volume of Sepulchral Monuments, to which I refer. I Sir Richard Stafford—was fon to fir Richard Stafford, Brother to Ralph earl of Stafford. He ferved in Edward III.'s wars in Gafcony, and was fummoned to parliament among the barons, from 44th Edward 111. until 4th Richard II. incluuve. ' • VOL. III. 2 . efpecially ii3


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