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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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by the khig's uncles, and wa* the caufe df is gene-ral a fummons being fent abroad for ail perfons to attend this parliament. Every one having obeyed, London and Weftminfter were much crowded. * On the ' day appointed, the king • heard mafs royally clothed, with tfhe crown on his head, in the ehapel of the palace*, which is very handfomeàpd richly decorated. The archbifhop of Canterbury laid mafs, and performed divine fervice. . He was attentively, heard, for he* waraa excellent preacher. When the fervice was. over, the king^s uncles kiffed him, in fign of homage, and fwore faith and duty to him for ever. Then! came the barons, pre-lates, and all who held any thing under him, and with joined hands, as was becoming vafials, fwote faith and loyalty, and kiffed him on the mouth. It» was vifible that the king Mied fome heartily, others not ; for, though he checked himfelf as much as poffible, all were not in his good graces ; but he diffembled, for he wifhed not to au contrary to his uncles. - If he had poffefTed the power, he would not have behaved thus, but have wreaked a cruet, revenge on thofi* who had, as he thought, fo unde* fervedly put to death fir Simon Burley and his other knights. The archbifhop of York was fummoned by. the council to attend to do his homage, and purge him- * This chapel is at the prefent period the houfe of commons. When it was enlarged, for the admimon of the members frotr Ireland on the onion, many of the paintings and other ornaments were difcovered, and have been engraven and publifhed. felf


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