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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 358



held their torched on the morrqw m the church during mafs, and they were all of them PIKERS in the principal towns or of the earl's houfehold. . The archbilhop of Rheims celebrated the mpfe, aflifted by the biihops of Paris, Tournay, Cam? bray and Arras, and likewife by five abbots* There were in the church, during the obfequies, feven hundred candles or thereabouts, mà each candle weighed one pound. On the catafalque. were five banners: in the centre* the banner of Flanders; on the right, that of Artois; on the left, lower down, that of Boulogne ; the fourth of Nevers, and the fifth of RetheL The cata-falque was emblazoned on the right fide with the fcutcheons of Flanders, and on the ljsft with thofe of Flanders and Brabant. Down the. church were twelve hundred and twenty-six candles, similar to.thofe around the bodies. Tbere was not any lady or damfel prefent on the piaft of the duke or duchefs of Burgundy except the lady of the governor of Jille. • A magnificent dinner, was provide, and eroy knight and fquire were gratuitously entertained the day and night of the obfieqniea; and all the black cloth they had worn was gftrea to. them. After this ceremony, they all returned to* their homes. Tftc duke of Bmrgundy placed in the ganifcn* and towns in Flanders, knights and (quires, not^* withstanding the truce which had beènmadeber tween France and England, and between their allies, for every one was on his gaard. The duke of Burgundy then returned to France, but 444


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