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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
page 138



not averfe to the feizure of the perfons of the queen, her fon Edward, the earl of Kent, and fir Roger Mortimer j and to their being delivered into the hands of the king of England and fir Hugh Spencer. •He therefore came in the middle of the night, to inform the queen of the peril flie was in. She was thunder-ftruck at the information—to which he added, β I recommend you to fet out for the Empire, where there are many noble lords who may greatly aifift you, particularly William earl of Hainault, and his brother, who areboth great lords, and wife and loyal men, and much dreaded by their enemies.9 The queen ordered her baggage to be made ready as fecretly as Ihe could ; and having paid for every thing, (he quitted Paris, accompanied by her fon, the earl of Kent, and all her company, and took the road to Hainault. After fbme days (he came into the country of Cambray. When flie found ihe was in the territories of the Empire, ihe was more at her eafe, paffed through Cambrefis, entered lOftrevant, in Hainault, and lodged at the houfe of a poor knight called fir Euftace d'Ambretkourt, who received her with great pleafure, and entertained her in the beft manner he could ; infomuch that afterward the queen of England and her fonlnvited the knight, his wife, and all his children, to England, and advanced their fortunes in different ways*. * His fon was one of the firft knights iof the garter. See Aihmole's Hiftory of the Garter. C α The


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