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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.9

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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.9
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#f Auguft «f the -year of ont Lord 1386*, la 'grand array, from his caftle of Blois, ibr Berry. They carried with them their young fan, who, Ihe preceding year, had been betrothed to the lady Mary, daughter of the duke of Berry; and it was the intention of all parties, that on their arrival at Bourges -the marriage fhould be con-summated. When the contracts had been %ned,*th© mar-'fiage ceremony was performed in the cathedral church of St. Stephen, at Bourges^ 'by a valiant prelate, the cardinal of Avignon. The chancellor of Berry and the biihop of Poitiers had betrothed them to each other the year before. There were many grand fdafts and entertainments at this wedding of lord Lewis of Blois writh tfce lady Ufary of Bary, and the tilts-and iommanients of the knights and fqoïres laftéd for-eight »days. The count and countefs of Blois, when all was over, took leave of the duke of Berry and re-• turned to Blois, accompanied by their daughter-in-law. _ 1 This fame year John df Berry, foA of the duke of Berry, and ftyled count de Montpenfier, was married to lady Mary of Tranee, fifter to king Charles. ' . • The duchefs ofBerry, with her fon-and the lady Mary of France, paid a vifit to the count and coun- * Denis Sauvage, in. a marginal note, fays, that Froifljlrt, having omitted to notice thefe marriages attbeir proper time, prefers incfntteiung them here rather than ^Mltthea eofcraly. . -% 128


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