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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 290



-lowed them. The Englifh and French knigjhta remained at their poft, looking at their ©pj%-nentt with good humour, and never ftirrcd until the whole ceremony was over* The fpot where the two kings had met was marked, and a " chapel in honour of the Virgin Mary was propofed to be creeled on it, but 1 know not if it were ever put into execution. On the entrance of the two kings holding each other by the hand into the tent, the dukes of Orleans and of Bourbon came forward and caft themfelves on their knees : the kings flopped and made them rife. The fix dukes then affembled in front and converfed together : the kings paffed on, and had fome converfation, while the wine and fpices were preparing. The duke of Berry ferved the king of France with the comfit box, and the duke of Bur-gundy with the cup of wine. In like manner was the king of England ferved by the dukes of Lan-cafter and Glocefter. After the kings had been ferved, the knights of France and England took the wine and fpices, and ferved the prelates,1 dukes* princes and counts ; and, after them, fquires^and other officers of the houfehold did the fame to all within the tent, until every one had partaken of the fpices and wine ; during which time, the two kings freely converfed. After a fhort fpace, the two monarchs took leave of each other, as did the different lords. The king of England and his uncles retired to their tents, while the horfes were made ready i they then mounted, and took the road towards Calais §


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