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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
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fore, it would be well to wait his arrival, which 1 did ; and on the morrow, the king came in great ftate, accompanied by lords and ladies, with whom I mixed i but they were all new faces to me, for I did not remember one of them. . Times and perlons had greatly changed fince Ï was laft in England, eight and twenty years paft. The king had not either of his uncles with him : the duke of Lancafter was in Aquitaine, and the dukes of York and Glocefter in other parts. I was at firft quite aftonifhed, and fhould have been comforted could I have feen an ancient knight who had been of the bed-chamber to king,Edward, and was in the fame capacity vb the prcfent king, as well as of his privy council, and could I have made myfelf known to him. The name of this knight, was fir Richard Sturry. I afked if he were alive : they faid he was, but not then prefent, as he was at his refidence in London. • I then determined to add re fs myfelf-to fir Tho-rn a$ Percy, high fteward of England. I found him gracious and of agreeable manners, and he offered to prefent me and my letters to ;the kirg. I,was rejoiced at this promife}; for it is neceflary to have friends to introduce one to lb great a prince as the king of England. He went to the king's apartments to fee if it were a proper time, but found the king had retired to repoie : he there-fore bade me return to my inn. When I thought the king might be rifen, I went again to the pa-lace of the archbilhop, where he lodged r but fir Thomas Percy and his people were preparing to fet 128


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