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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.5

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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.5
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who had been the king's tutor, and much beloved by the prince his father, was nominated to go to Germany, to treat of this marriage, as a wife and able negotiator. Every neceffary preparation was ordered, as well for his expences as otherwife. He fct out from England magnificently equipped, and arrived at Calais ; from thence he went to Grave-lines, and continued his journey until he came to Brufiels, where he met the duke Winceflaus of Brabant, the duke Albert, the count de Blois, the count de St. Pol, fir William de Maulny, and numbers of knights from Brabant, hainault and other parts, partaking of a grand feaft of tilts and tournaments ; and it was on this oecafion al) thefe lords were there aflembled. The duke and duchefs of Brabant, from the love they bore the king of England, received his knight moft courteoufly. They were much re-joiced on hearing the caufe of his journey into Germany, and faid it would be a good match be-tween the king of England and their niece. They gave to fir Simon Burley, on his departure, fpecial letters to the emperor, to aflure him they approved Very much of this marriage. The knight fet out from Brufiels, and took the road through Louvain to Cologne. About this time, jam king of England and his council ordered two hundred men at arms and four hundred archers to Brittany, under the com* mand of fir John Arundel : fir Hugh Calverley, fir Thomas Banafter, fir Thomas Trivet, fir Walter Pole, fir John Bourchier, the lord Ferrers and the lord 15©


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