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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 289



Ihttovm of Efqoe, the duke of Berry to Tourne-* hem. - Thç plain was covered with tents and pavi-lions ftiH of French and Engtifh. The king of England and the duke of Lancafter were lodged in Guines, and the duke of Glocefter at Hamme. On * the vigil of the feaft of Saint Simon and Saint Jude*, which fell on a Friday, in the year of grace 1J96, the two kings left their lodgings on the point of ten o'clock, and, accompanied by their attendants, went to the tents that had refpec-tively been prepared for them. Thence they ad-vanced on foot ro a certain fpot which had been fixed on for their meeting, and which was fun-rounded by four hundred French and as many Englifh knights brilliantly armed, with fwords in hand. • Thefe eight hundred knights were fo drawn up, that the two kings paffed between their ranks, conduced in the following order : the dukes of Lancafter and Glocefter fupported the king of France, as did the dukes of Berry and Burgundy the ' king of England; and thus they advanced flowly through the ranks of the knights: when the two kings were on the point of meeting, the eight hundred knights fell on their knees and wept for joy. The two kings met bare headed, and, having fa-luted, took each other by the hands when the king of France led the king of England to his tent, which was handfome and richly adorned : the four dukes took each other by the hand and fol- • The feat «*f Saint Sinon mâ Saint Jwfe is on the a 8th iowed m'5


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