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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
page 136



, Î can never relate how very honorably and mag^ fiificently the king and queen of England received king John. On leaving Eltham, he went to Lon-don; and, as he came near, he was inet by the ci-tizens dreffed out in their proper companies, who greeted and welcomed him with much reverence, and attended him with large bands of minftreis* unto the nalace of the Savoy, which had- been pre-pared for him. : The princes of the blood royal that remained* as his hoftages, in England, were alfo lodged- in: the fame palace ; namely, his brother the duke of Or-léans, his fon the duke of Berry, hm coufin the duke of Bourbon, the earl of Alençon, Guy de Blois, the earl of St. Pol and many more. - The king pafled there part of the winter very gaily with his countrymen. The Hug. of England vifited him often y as did his children, the duke of Clarence, the duke of Lancafter, and the lord Ed* round his youngeft fon. There were feveml timet great feaftings between them, in dinners, tappers and other entertainments, at this hôtel of the Savoy, and at the palace of Weftminfter, which is not far off, whither the king went in a private manner, whenever he chofe it, by means of the river Thames. ' They both frequently regretted the lofs of the lord James de Bourbon, and faid that it was a very unfortunate bulinefs ; for no one deferved better his rank among nobles. We will now leave the king of France for a fhorf time, and fpeak of the king of Cyprus, who had • come Ill


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