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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.11

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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.11
page 129



1S1 other to Aquitaine; but their expidkion was de-layed for about two ' months by an event I will How relets. At this, period, the lady Anne, qujpen of Eng-land, fell fick, to the great diftrefs of the king pd her houfehold. Her diforder increafed fo ra-pidly that fbe. departed this life on the feafts of Whitfuqtide, in the year of grace 1394. The king arçd v^ll who loved her'were gready afflided gt her' death. She was buried in the cathedral church of i/mdon*; but her obfequies were per-formed at leifure, for the king would have them magnificently done. Abundance of wax was lent for from Flanders to make flambeaux and torches, ?od the illumination was fo great on the day of the cerenony that nothing was ever feen like to it before, not at the burial of the good queen Phi-lippa nor of any other. The king would have it fo, becaufe fhe was daughter to the king of Bohemia, emperor of Rome and of Qermany, He was inconfolable for her lof$, as they mutually loved each other, having been married young. This queen left no iflue, for fhe had never boraç children. - Thus in the fame year were the king, the duke of Lancafter and the carl of Derby made widowers. • * On the 7th of June, queen Aone died at Shene in Surry, and was buried at Weftminfter. The king took her death fo fceavily, that befides coring the place where file died, he did alfo, for anger, throw down the buildings, unto the which former kings, being weary of the city, were wont for pleafure to fcfert/—Sftw/i Chronicle* There


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