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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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k is well donc, and Ihews they do not Want edit-* fige : let us not difappomt them.' •• This challenge was made fo public in England that many who had no intention of taking part themfelves, faid, they would go thither to witnef* the performances of others. Such knights and fquires as propofed being there, when the ap-pointed term was approaching,^ fent beforehand their purveyances, and arms for tilting and for war, to Calais. " Sir John Holland, half brother to the king of England, was the firft to croft the fea: more than fixty knights and fquires accompanied him, and took up their quarters in Calais* At the beginning of the charming month of May, the three before mentioned young French knights were fully prepared to maintain their chal-lenge in the lifts at Saint Inglevere. They firft came to Boulogne, where I know hot how many day* they tarried, and then went to the monâftery of Saint Inglevere. On their arrival, they learnt that numbers of Englifli knights and fquires were come to Calais. This gave them much pleafure; and to haften the bufinefs, and that news ihould be carried to the Englifh, they ordered three rich vermilion-coloured pavilions to be pitched near the appointed place for the lifts, and before each werefufpended two targets, for peace or war, cm-blazoned with the arms of each lord. It was ordered, that fuch as were defirous of performing any deed of arms ihould touch, or fend to have touched, one or Jxth of thefe targets accordiâg to


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