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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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by the king of France,) and travelled to Bou-logne, where he embarked and croffed to Dover. He went thence to Eltham, a palace of the king of England, feven miles from London, and met there the king, the duke of Lancafter, the earls ' of Salifbury and Huntingdon, and fir Thomas Percy, who fhewed him much attention, in honour to the king of France, as did their fovereign, from his defire to fee him. He gave his letters to the king and the other lords, who perufed them with pleafure ; but the duke of Glocefter was, I believe, at this time at a caftle of his called Plefhy, in Eftex. When Robert had remained at Eltham with the king and his coyrt five days, he took his leave, and departed to yifit the duke of Glocefter. With this intent he rode to London, and, on the next day, continued his journey, and lay at a town, fifteen miles from London, called Brehonde*, and on the marrow arrived at Plefhy, where he was , handfomely received by the duke and duchefs and their children. • • Rbbert delivered his letters from the king of France to the duke, who, on finding they were credential letters, took Robert afide, and demanded the caufe of his coming. Robert replied, that he would tell him at his leifure, for that he was not come to make a fhort vifit. Well/ faid the duke, c you ate very welcome/ Robert the hermit was well acquainted with the double chara&er of the duke, and that he was violent againft a peace * Brehonde. Brentwood. Buratwood. , with 183


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