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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 337



The Englifh had unfortunately loft at fea three of their fhips, full of men and ftores, and had been ib much feparated by contrary winds, that they ar-rived, not without great danger, in three different ports of England. The earl of Buckingham was rejoiced at the ar-. rival of the Pprtuguefe knight, whom he moft grir cioufly received. On his inquiring after news, h$ told him enough, as well of Spain as of Portugal. ' They continued their journey together until they came to the good city of London, where tho king was. On the earl of Buckingham's arrival, the citf of London entertained him magnificently. He went to Weftminfter to wait on the king, who was thfre with his two uncles, the duke of Lancafter and carl of Cambridge, and took the knight from Portugal with him, whom he prefented to die king and ço his brothers. When the king and the above-named lords were made acquainted with the fubjeft of his coming, they teemed to be much pleafed, and paid htm great fefpe£fc. He delivered his letters to the king, who read them in the prefence of his uncles ; for you muft knbw the king did nothing without the advice of thefe uncles, being at that time very young. The knight was queftionéd, notwithftanding the letters he had brought with him, on the fubjeét of his coming from Portugal : his anfwers were pru-dent and proper, according to the proportions which have been mentioneà' before. ' When the lord? had fully heard all he had to %, they faid, :- " - —-c Many Sfl6


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