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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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Philip, fince duke of Burgundy, were with, the kkgt waiting for the corpfe of their father, which was on the road from England. The king of Cyprus very cordially condoled with them on the fubjeâ of their lofs, and was himfelf much affetted by the death of the king of France, becaufe his expedition would be retarded by it : he clothed himfelf in black for his mourning. When the body of the king of France, which had been embalmed and put into a coffin, approached near to Paris, attended by the lord John d'Artois, the earl of Dampmartin and the grand prior of France, the duke of Normandy, his brothers, the king of Cyprus and the greater part of the clergy of Paris, went on foot beyond St. Denis, to meet it. On being brought thither, it was buried with great folemnity ; and the archbifhop of Sens faid mais on the day of the interment. After the fervice was over, and dinner ended (which was very magnificent) the great lords and prelates returned to Paris. There were then held many councils on the ftate of the kingdom, which could not any longer do well without a king ; and it was determined by the prelates. and nobles, that they fhould immediately go for Rheims. The duke of Normandy (for fuch was ftill his title) wrote to his uncle, Winceflaus duke of Brabant * and Lux-emburgh, and alfo to his coufin the earl of Flan- • Winceflaus duke of Brabant,—fon of the emperor Cha/les lY.—AnJcrfon's J?. Genealogies. ders, «3$


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