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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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me duke of Lancafter, blamed greatly fir Reginald :. but he laid, ' he confidered that man as wife, who in combat knows how to feize his vantage. Know/ added he, addreffing* himfelf to fir Thomas Percy and fir Thomas Moreaux, 'that fir Reginald de Roye is not now to be taught how to tilt :. he is better fldllçd than fir John Holland, though he has borne himfelf well/ After the courfes of the lance, they fought three * rounds with fwords, battle-axes and daggers, with-out either of them being wounded. The French. carried off fir Reginald to Jiis lodgings, and the Eiiglifh did the fame to fir John Holland. The duke of Lancafter entertained this day at dinner all the french knights and fquires : the du-chefs was feated befide him, and fir Reginald de Roye next to her. After dinner, they entered the prefence-chamber ; and the duchefs, taking fir Re-ginald by the hand, led him thither : they were fol-lowed by the other knights, who converfed on arms and on other fubjecte a long time, almoft until wine was brought. . The .duchefs then drew nearer to the french knights, and thus fpoke : * I wonder greatly how you knights of France cap think of fupporting the claims of a baftard ; for it is well known to the whole world, that Henry* who called himfelf king of Caftille, was a baftard, and how you can thus, with your arms and counfel, difinherit the right heir of Caftille and deprive him of the crown : for this I know, that myfelf and fifter are " the legal daughters of the late king, don Pedro ; and


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