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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 239



The tournament was continued oh the Wedncf" day by all knights and fquires indiscriminately, who were inclined to juft : it laded until ni»ht, and the fupper and dances were as the preceding day. On Thurfday, the king entertained at fupper all the foreign knights apd fauirés, and the queen their ladies and damfels. The duke of Lancafter gave a grand dinner to them on the Friday. On Saturday, the king and his court left London for .Windfor, whither the count d'Oftrevant, the count de Saint Pol, and the foreign knights who had been prefent at the feafts, were invited. All accepted the invitation, as was right, and went to Windfor, which has a handfome caftle, well built and richly ornamented, fituated on the Thames, twenty miles from London. • The entertainments were very magnificent in the dinners and fuppers king Richard made, for he thought he could not pay honour enough to his coufin the count d'Oftrevant. He was foliated by thé king and his uncles to be one of the compa-nions of the order of the blue Garter, as the chapel of St. George, the patron, was at Windfor. In anfwer to their requeft, he faid he would confider of it, and inftantly confulted the lord de Gome-gines and the baftard Fierabras de Vertain, who were far from difcouraging him from accepting the order. He returned to the king, and was admitted a knight-companion of the Garter, to the great furprife of the French knights then prefent. They murmured together, and faid,—c This count d'Oftrevant. «30


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