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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.12

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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.12
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fated the lords from Germany; and they were waited on by the lords of France, for none of them fat down. The dukes of Berry, Bourbon, and the count de St. Pol, with other great barons, placed the difhes, and fervcd the king's table* The duke of Orleans fupplied the company with fuch quantities of plates of gold and filver as though they had been made of wood. The din-ner was fplendid, and abundantly well ferved, and deferring of remembrance. I was told that the king made a prefent to the emperor of all the gold mod filver plate that was ufed, as well as what was on the fide-board, with all the tapeftry and orna* dents of the apartment, whither die emperor re-tired after dinner to partake of wine and fpice*. This gift was eftimated at two hundred thou-land florins j and the other Germans were pre-fented with magnificent gifts of gold and filver plate* The Germans, and other ftrangers who had come thither to view the feaft, greatly wondered at the wealth and power of France. During the refidence of thefc monarchs at Rheims, their minifters frequently met to confider of the marriage of the marquis of Brandenburgh, and the reformation of the church. The marriage was agreed on, and publithed in Rheims, but their confutations and rcfolutions, concerning the church, were kept fecret : what I fliall fay on the fubjeft came to my knowledge afterward. It was determined that Peter d'Ailly, bifhop of Cambray, fhould be fent as ambaffador from the D 3 emperor m


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