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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 133



CHAP. XXII. SIR JOHN FROISSAIT ARRIVES IN ENGLAND, AND IS PRESENTED TO KING RICHARD BY. THE DUKE OF YORK, UNCLE TO THE KING. . TN truth, I fir John Froifiart, treafurer and ca-' A non of Chimay, in the county of .Hainault and diocefe of Liege, had, during my ftay at Ab-beville, a great defire to go and fee the kingdom' of England : more especially fince. a truce had been concluded, for four years, on fea and land, between Francfe, England aûd their allies. Several ritafohs urged me to make this journey, but prin- ' -cipally becaufe in my youth I had been educated at "the court of. king Edward, of happy memory, and that good laHy, PSilippa, his queen, with their* children,' and^otfiefe'of the' fcarons iof thofe times,1 and was treated by the en with all honour, cour teffy aM'Hbeiility. ' ''• ' ' """v ' ' f ' hI^às ahxiohs, therefore, to Vifit that country, fat 'It Van in 'my imagination that if I onfc!e again7 faW it, I fhouldrlive the longer; for twehty-feven* years-' paft I had intentions of going thither, and if I fhoùld riot meet with the lords whom I had1 left there, T fhould at leaft fee their heirs, Whd would likewife be of great fervice to me in the'* verification of thé many hiftoriei I have related of them. • • • / 1 * : »• f I men-


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