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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
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his wife was to have the whole territory and castlewick of Arque * in Brabant : the duke of Burgundy gave befides to his daughter one hun-dred thoufand francs. Thus were the portions fettled. On Tuefday, at the hour of high mafs, they were married, in the cathedral church of our lady in Cambray, with great folemnity, by the bishop of Cambray, whofe name was John, and a native of Bruflels. There was a very magnificent dinner at the palace, to which were invited many of the great nobles. The king of France had the bride-grooms with their brides feated at his table. Several of the principal lords ferved the king and his guefts, mounted on large war-horfes. The conftable and the admiral of France were feated at table. Sir Guy de la Trimouille and fir William de Namur ferved, with many other great barons of France. There had not been, for five hundred years, fo magnificent or renowned a folemnity feen in Cambray as ' was that of which I am now fpeaking. • After this noble and grand dinner, great numbers of lords and knights armed and made themfelves ready for the tournament. It was held in the market-place, and there were forty knights. The king of France tilted with a knight from Hainauit called fir Nicholas d'Ef-pinoit. This tournament was very. handfome : ; the tilts 378


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