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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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die Coucy, fir Oliver de * Cliflbn* conftâble of France, fir John de Vienne, fir Guy de la Tri* mouille, and other great barons. The ambafiadorâ difmounted in the fquare be-fore the Louvre, and* on entering the gate, were met by the lord de la Riviere, fir John le Mer-cier, fir Helion de Lignac, fir Peter de Villiers, fir William de la Trimouilie and fir William Marcel, . who received them ' as knights of the king of England's council, and conduced - them moft refpeûfully to a handfome apartment where the king of France was. On their entrance, they took x)ff their hoods, and bowed very low. Sir Thomas Percy was the bearer of their credential letters, which he prefented to the king, who, on receiving them, made the knights rife. When they were rifen, they retired fome paces back. The king of France, having perufed the letters, called to him his brother and uncles, and (hewed their contents. His uncles then faid, c My lord^ call to you the knights from England, and de-mand . the caufe of their coming hither.9 The king did fo, and the knights were afked the pur-port of their credential letters. • Sir Thomas, in Jèpl'y, faid,—4 Dear fire, it is the with of our lord the king of England, that his moft confidential counfellors fuch as his uncles of Lancafter, York or Glocefter, or fome prelates of England of whom that country has the beft opinion for fenfe and prudence, fhould meet qthers of like charaâer, of your council, that they might confider on the means of forming a folid peace between you and hie 251


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