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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.6

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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.6
page 44



'* ' CHAP. Vl ÏHÉ'IEMPEROR WINCESLAUS SENDS HIS SISTER A*INE TO KING RICHARD OF ENGLAND* WHO MAKES HER HIS QUEEN; "\/T)Û have heard how king Richard of Éng* land had' for uptvards of a ' year been iii treaty with Wirtceflaufc king of Bohemia, who at this period had taken the title of emperor of Rome^ to obtain his lifter thé lady Arine iii mar-riage ; and. how one of his knights, lir Simon Burnleyj had much laboured in this bufinefs ; and alfo that the duke of .Saxony had been iii England to confirm the marriage. This affair had been fo well conducted that the • (emperor fent his lifter to England, attended by the duke of Saxony arid great numbers of knightà land damfels, with a fuitable *ftatfe becoming fuch a lady. They came through Brabant té BruiTels, where the duke and diichefs received the young queen and her company very grandly ; ipr the duke was her uncle, flie being the daugh«* tex of the emperor Charles his brother. The lady Anne of Bohemia remained with her uncle and aunt at Briiflels upwards of a month. She was afraid of moving, for (he had been informed there were twelve large armed veffels, full of Nor-mans, on the fea between Calais and Holland, that feized and pillaged all that fell into their hands, and it was* indifferent to them who they were. The report was current, that they cruiz-ed


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