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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.4

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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.4
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been in my fervice. Thirdly, I entreat that, when it fhali pleafe God to call you hence, you will not choofe any other fepulchre than mine, and that you will lie by my fide in the cloifters of Weft-' minlter/ The king, in tears, replied, € Lady, I grant them/ Soon after, the good lady made the fign of thd crofs on her brcaft, and, having recommended to God the king and her youngeft fon, Thomas, who was prcfent, gave up her fpirit, which, I firmly believe, was caught by the holy angels and carried to the glory of Heaven ; for fhe had never done any thing, by thought or deed, that could endan-ger her lofing it. Thus died this queen of England, in the year of grace 1369, the vigil of the affump-t\on of the Virgin, the 15th of Auguft*. Information of this lofs was carried to the Eng-lifh army at Tournehem, which gready afflifted every one, but particularly her fon the duke of Lancafter. However, as there is no death but what mutt be pafled over and forgotten, the Eng-lifh did notnegleft tokeepup very ftriéVdifcipline in their camp, where they remained a long rime facing the French. tt happened that fome of the French knights and fquires, feeing the enemy every day before their eyes, held a converfation, and, after difcuf-ling tKe matter, agreed to meet on the morrow, at day-break, to fkirmifh with them, and beat up the guard. • # See her monument in Gough's Sepulchral Monuments, vol. if 9À


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