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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
page 250



TWO APD1TIONAL CHAPTERS, WHICH ARB ONLY IN ONE OF MY MSS. AND NOT IN ANY PRINTED COPY. |/OU have heard how fir Simon Burley, that gal- • lant knight attached to the houfehold of king Richard of England, had been fent with propafals to the emperor in Germany refpeftingthe marriage of the lady Anne, his fitter, with the king of Eng-land. He had tranfa&ed the bufinefs with ability, fo that the emperor and his council confented ; but he had brought with him, on his return, the duke of Saxony, one of the council of the emperor, for him to obferve the ftate of England, and to make inquiries concerning the dower, and how it was to be fettled on the queen. Iris the cuftom in Eng-land for the queens to have a large eftatc, indépend-ant of the crown, which is always managed by her dire&ions ; and it is called the inheritance or dowry lands of the queen. This eftate is worth twenty-five thoufand nobles a-year ; for I, John Froiflart, author of this hiftory, - during my youth, ferved that queen of good memory, the lady Philippa of Hainâult, tojwhom I was fecretaryj and I then heard from many lords, ladies- and knights who had • received the rents of thefe eftates, their amount. The S99


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