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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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ders*, to requeft their attendance at his coronation, which was fixed for Trinity-day next enfuing t* . Whit * Earl of Flanders,—Lewis 11. the laft earl of Flanders. He was dabbed in a quarrel, by John fon of the king of France, at Boulogne, 1382.—ANDERSON. t As the account of the funeral of king John is very different in the fuperb edition of les Grands Chroniques de St. Denis, in my poffeffion, I tranflate it. * This ruefday^ the f ft day of May 1364, the body of king John who had died at London, as has been related, was brought to the abbey of St. Anthony, near Paris, it remained there until the Sunday following, that preparations might be made for the funeral. On that day, the $th of May, it was tranfported from thence to the church of Nôtre Dame, attended by procédons on foot from all the churches of Paris, and by three of the king's fons, namely, Charles duke of Normandy, Lewis duke of Anjou, and Philip duke of Terouenne : the king of Cyprus was alfo there. * The body was carried by the members of his parliament, as had been the ufage with other kings, becaufe they re pre-fent the pcrfon of the king in matters of juftice, which is the faircft jewel in his crown, and by which he reigns. On the Monday morning foiemn mafs was fung in the church of Nôtre Dame ; and, foon afterward, the body was carried to St Denis in the fame manner as it had been brought from the abbey of St. Anthony. The three princes and the king of Cyprus, followed on foot, as far as the gate of St. Landri |f where they mounted their horfes, and accompanied the body to the town of St. Denis, where, on their arrival, they dis-mounted, and, as before, followed the body on foot to the church. \ There was formerly a gate called Port St. Landri, near to St. Germain PAuxerrois. It was built up in the year 1558.—AT. Sauvai, Antiquité* de Paris. «On *37


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