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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 237



helmets laced on, and prepared themfelves in all points for the tilt. The count de Saint Pol with Ms companions now advanced, handfomely armed for the occa-sion, and the tournament began* Every foreign knight who pleafed tilted, or had time for fo doing, before the evening fet in. The tiltiçgs were well and long continued, until night forced them to break off. The lords and ladies then retired where they had made appointments. The queen was lodged in the bifhop of London's pa-bee near St. Paul's church, where the banquet was held. Towards evening, the count f Oftrevant ar* rived, and was kindly received by king Richard and his lords. The prize for the opponents was adjudged' to the count de St. Pol, as the be& knight at this tournament, and that for the tenants to the earl of Huntingdon. The dancings were at the queen's refidence, in the prefence of the king, his uncles and the barons of England. ' The ladies and damfels continued their amufements, before and after fupper, until it was time to retire, when all went to their lodgings, except fuch as were attached to the king or queen, who, during the tournament, lived at the palace of the bifhop of London. - You would have feen on the enfuing - morning, Monday* fquires and varlets bufily employed, in different parts of London, furbifhing and making ready armour and horfes for their' mailers who were «2S


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