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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 160



' CHAP. XVI. A DISSENSION BETWEEN THE ARCHERS OF ENG LAND AND THE HAINAULTERS. *TpHE kùng °f England, in order to entertain and . feaft the ftrangers and their company, held a great, court on Trinity-Sunday, at the houfe of the Black Friars, where he and the queen were lodged, and where each kept their houfehold feparate ; the king with his knights, and the queen with her ladies, whofe numbers were conliderable. At this court the king had five hundred knights, and created fifteen new ones. The queen gave her entertainment in the dormitory, where at leaft fixty ladies, whom ihe had invited to entertain fir John de Hainault and his fuite, fat down at her table. There might be feen a numerous nobility weH ferved with plenty of ftrange difties, fo difguifed that it could not be known what they were. There Were alfo ladies moft fuperbly dreffed, who were txpe&ing with impatience the hour of the ball, or a longer continuance of the feaft : but it fell out otherwife ; for, foon after dinner, a violent affray happened between fome of the grooms of the Hamaulters, and the Engliih archers, who were lodged with them in the fuburbs. This increafed . fo much that the archers coined together, with their bows ftrung, and ihbt at them fo as to force them t© retreat to their lodgings. The greater part of the knights and their mailers, who were itili at court, hearing of the affray, haftened to their quar


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