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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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tfre earl of Huntingdon, the earl of Derby, fit Thomas Percy, the bifhop of Durham, the bifhop of London and others of the king's council, pre-pared to crofs the channel. They did not all pais over inftantly, but fent their purveyances forward, and then crofled themfelves to Calais, where, they were lodged. When the day approached for the meeting at Amiens, thefe lords fet out from Calais together? they were more than two hundred horfe', and it was a fine fight, for they rode in handfome array* The king of France had given orders that, during the time the conferences fhould laft, all the ex-penses of the Englifli, in coming to and returning from Amiens to Calais, fhould be defrayed by hi* treafury; that is to fay, their nourifbment as well as that of their horfes. In company with the dukes of Lancafter and York was their neice, daughter of their fitter and the lord dé Coucy : fhe was ftiled duchefs of Ireland, having been married to that duke, as you have heard. This young lady came to vifit her father at Amiens ; for hitherto fhe had feen but, little of him, which made her naturally more anxious now to wait on him. She travelled in good ftate, but like a widow who had enjoyed but little pleafure in her marriage. It had been ordered by the king and council of France, that the Englifh lords, who were coming to Amiens to arrange a folid peace, fhould be received with the greateft honours; and that |he four dukes then at Amiens, namely, the dukes of ^45


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