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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
page 233



Scotland, Haînault, Germany, Flanders, and Franca It was ordered by the council to what parts each herald was to go ; and, having time before hand, they published it in moft countries. Mmf knights and fquires from foreign lands made preparations to attend it: fome to fee the manners of the Englifh, others to take part in the tournaments. On the feaft being made known in Hainault, fir William de Hainault count d'( dire* vant, who was at that time young and gallant, and fond of tilting, determined, in his own mind, to be prefent, and to honour and make acquaintance with his coufin, king Richard, and Ms uncles, whom he had never feen. He therefore engaged many knights and fquires to accompany him ; in particular the lord de Gomegines, becaufe he was well known in England, having lived there fome time. Sir William refolved, while his prépara» tions were making, to vifit his father, the count of lHainault, Holland, and Zealand, to fpeâk with Mm on the fubjeft, and to take leave of him before he Went to England. He therefore fet out from Quefiioy, in Hainault, and continued his journey to the Hague, a good town in Holland, where his father then refided. During the vifit, he told his father his intentions to partake of the great feaft in England, to fee his coufins and other Englifh lords whom tie was defirous of knowing. * William/ replied the count, c my good fon, you have nothing to do in England : you are now connected by marriage with the blood-royal of France, and your fifter is • the «24


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