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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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f About two days after, the king.was defiroua to create thefe kings knights ; and the earl of Or-mond, who underftood and fpoke Irifh well, as his lands join the territories of the kings, was fent to wait on them, that they might have more confidence in the meffage from the king and council. On his arrival, they ihe wed him every refpedt, which he returned, as he knew well how to do, and they fcemed happy at his coming. .He began a moft friendly converfation with them, and inquired if they were fatisfied with my conduct and behaviour. They replied, ' Perjfeétly well ; he has prudendy and wifely taught us the manners and ufages of his country, for which we ought to be obliged, and do thank him.1 . . ' c This anfwer was agreeable to the earl of Or-mond, for itfhewed fenfe j and then, by degrees, he began to talk of the order of knighthood they • were to receive, explaining to them every article and ceremony of it, and how great a value fhould be fet on it, and how thofe who were created knights behaved. The whole of the earl's con-version was very pleating to the four kings, whom, however, as I have not yet named, I will now do: firft, Aneel the great, king of Me&e* ; fccondly, Brun de Thomond, king of Thomond and of Airef ; the third, Arthur Macquemaire, king of Leinfter ; and the fourth Contruo, king of • Aneel the great, king of Mcde. CL O'Ncale the great,. king of Meath. f Tk*noodand A%e. Q^Ulfttr. ... • M 2 ' Chcveno 1ÔS


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