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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.1

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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.1
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Ki W e are ignorant of the date of this journey; and of another, into North Walee, which I believe mull have been about the feme time. He was in France, at Melun fur Seine, about the ûoth of April 1366 ; perhaps private reafons might have led him to take that road to Bourdeaux, where he was on All Saints day of that year, when the princefs of Wales was brought to bed of a fon, who was afterwards Richard II. The prince of Wales fetting out a few days after this event for the war in Spain, Froiffart accompanied him to Dax, where thé prince refided fome time. He expected to have attended him during the continuance of this grand expedition 5 but the prince would not permit him to go farther, and Ìhortly after his arrival fent him back to the queen his mother* .Froiffart could not have made any long ftay m England, for the following year he was at different Italian courts. It was this fame year, that is to fay 1368, that Lionel duke of Clarence, fon of the king of England, efpoufed Joland, daughter of Galeazo the fécond, duke of Milan. The marriage was celebrated the 25 th of April ; and Lionel died the 17th of O&ober following. Froiffart,, who probably was in his fuite, was prefent at the magnificent reception which Amadeus count de Savoye, furnamed the count Verd, gave him on his return : he defcribes the feafls on this occafion, which lafted three days ; and he does not forget to tell us that they danced a virelay of his compofition. From the court of Savoy he returned to Milan, where the fame count Amadeus gave him a hand fome


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