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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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md all who wifhed to hear it ; that it was lawful fo to aft j and this was the anfwer they made to the king on the enfuing day. When the duke of Burgundy and the chancellor returned to the conference, they carried Robert the hermit with them, who was ready enough to fpeak what you have heard. , On the lords of France and England being aflembled, Robert came in the midft of them, and eloquently, told the vifion he had at fea, and maintained, by a long harangue, that what it faid was by divine infpiration, and that God had fent it to him, becaufe he willed it ihoufd be fb* Some of the Englifh lords, fuch as the duke of Lancafter, the earl of Salisbury, fir Tho-mas Percy K fir William Clanvow, the bifhops of Saint David's and London, were inclined to credit what Robert related ; but the duke of Glocefter and the earl of Arundel paid ' not any regard to it, and, when at their lodgings, in the abfence of the French lords, faid it was only a cheat, and a ftory made up to laugh at and deceive them. They una-nimoufly refolved to write to king Richard every particular of what Robert the hermit had faid and feen. This was done, and the letters given to a knight of the king's chamber, called fir Richard Credon, who Lund the king at a handfome palace in Kent, called Leeds caftle* He presented the king letters from his commiflioners at Leulinghen, which gave him a full detail of every thing relative to Robert the hermit. The king took much delight in perufing theft: letters at his leifure, and, when he came to. # l • ' ' thç m


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