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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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'*' The duke of Brittany, finding the war was to. be renewed, took leave of his coufin the count of Flanders, with whom he had refided upwards of a year, and rode towards Gravelines, where "the earl of Salifbury ahdfir Guifcard d'Angle, with a body of men at arras and archers, came to meet him, to efcort him to Calais, where the duke tarried a month i he then crofied over to England and went to Shene, a few miles from London, on thé fiver Thames, where the king of England lay dangeroufly ill : he departed this life the. vigil of St. John the Baptift, in the year 1377. Upon this event, England was in deep mourn-ing. Immediately all the pafles wcjc fhut, fo that no one could go out of the country j for they did not wifh the death of the king ihould be known in France, until they had Jctdcd tfie government of the kingdom, The ' earl of Salifbury and fir Guifcard d'Arçlç returned at this çioie t/o. Egg-land* The body of king Edward was carped in grand proccfTion, followed by his children \n çears, apd by the nobles and prelates of England, through the city of London, with his face uncovered, to Wcftminftçr, where he was buried by the fide-of his lady the queçn. Shortly afterward, in the month of July, the young king Richard, who was in his • eleventh year, was crowned with great folemnity at the palace of Weftminfter : he was fupported by the dukes of Lancafter and Brittany. * He created 38*


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