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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.10

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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.10
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t entertained them with handfome fuppers and ban* quets, and prefented to thofe moft in hirfavour rings and clafps of gold. He acquired fo greatly the love of the Montpellier ladies that ; fome wifhed he had made a longer ftay, for it was one continued revel and paftime the whole time he was there. . . You know, or mult have heard it noticed, that the intercourfe of young gentlemen with the fair fex encourages fentiments of honour and a love of fame. I mention this, bècaufe there were with the king of France three gentlemen of great en-terprife and valour, which they were probably in* duced to difplay from that intercourfe, as I ihall relate. The names of thefe three knights were, fir Boucicaut the younger,1 fir Reginal de Roye and the lord de Saimpi. Thefe knights were cham-berlains to the king, and were much cfteemed 'by him for their worth, for accoutring him fo ably with his arms, and in other fervices, fuch as good knights owe to their lord. • • . While they were at Montpellier amufing them* felves with the ladies and damfels, they were called upon to anfwer a challenge in the courfe of the enfuing fummer : the principal caufe of this, as I was informed, was as follows. During the reign of king Charles V. of happy , memory, an Englifh knight of high birth and great renown, called fir Piers Courteney, came from England to Paris to challenge fir Guy de la Trimouille, in a combat before the king and lords c3 : of 21


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