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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.7

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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.7
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which was conftantly increafing. He was at times much with the king, particularly at all the grand feftivals.* * Santal, in his antiquities of Paris, copies Froiflart in the account of the reception of the king of Armenia by the court of Charles VI. ; but adds, from Juvenal des Urfins, that this prince was not fo wretched in his fortune, having faved many jewels, and even fome of his treafure, when he fled from the Tartars. He was a fruitlefs negotiator of peace between England and France, and was fent to Boulogne, with others, on this fubject. He died in 1393, in the pa-lace of the Tournelles, ntuated in the ftreet of St Anthony, oppofite the royal hôtel of St. Pol, where the kings of France ufually refided. He was buried in the church of the Celeft-ins, after the manner of his own country, his friends clothed in white, carrying torches of white wax ; his body drefled in royal robes of the fame colour, was laid upon a white bed of (late, and his head encircled with a crown of gold. At this funeral ceremony many of the princes and great lords affiôed, and crowds of common people. Antiquities de Paris, vol. ii, p. 251. Holingfhed says, Leo, king of Armenia, came to Eng-land and received a pennon of 10001. from Richard II. ; the object of his vifjt was to make peace between the two countries of France and England. CHAP. 348


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