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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.8

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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.8
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f#0 hundred archers. They followed the road to Oporto, and, when near, were met by the king and his court, with all the prelates at that time in Oporto, to do her honour} fuch as the bifhops of Lifbon, Evora, Coimbra and Oporto : among the barons were, the counts d'Angoufe, de Nov aire, de i'Ef-calle, Galopes Fernando Portelet, Vafco Martin de Merlo, with upwards of forty knights, and great crowds of ladies and other perfons, and the whole of the clergy in their holiday drefles. Thus was the lady Philippa condu&ed to the king's palace at Oporto, where fhe difmounted. The king took her by the hand and kiffed her, performing the fame ceremony to all the ladies who had accompa-nied her, and then led her to her apartments, where . he took leave of her and her companions. The englifh lords and their men were lodged in the town, which is of confiderable fize; and this night they kept the vigil of the feaft by carolling, ' dancing and other amufements, until the morrow's dawn. On Tuefday morning, the king of Portu-gal, the prelates and lords of his country were dreffed by eight o'clock, and, mounting their horfes at the palace-gate, rode to the cathedral called St. Mary's church, where they waited for the queen. She followed fhortly after, attended by her ladies and damfels ; and, though the ambaiTadors had be-fore efpoufed her in the king's name, the ceremony - was again performed ; which done, they returned to the palace, where were grand and folçnui feaftings. In the afternoon were tilts and tourna-ments before the king and queen j and in the even-hag 178


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