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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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tad courtefy ; and he would not put any belief in the Ample propofitions of a low-born perfon, nor in any letters that were fent him, but rather the contrary. In confequence, they entreated the arch-bifhop of Canterbury*, a man of prudence and wifdom, to undertake it, who, for the good of his country, complied with the requeft. He made his preparations for the journey fo privately, that none knew of his depature but thofe in the fecret. He, with fix more, embarked on board a vefTel on the Thames, and landed at Sluys, thence he went to Ardembourg, Ghent, Oudenarde, Ath, Conde and Valenciennes, and flopped at the hôtel of the Swan, in the iftarket-place. Having ftaid there three days to recover himfelf, he purfued his journey, not as archbifhop of Canterbury, but like a fimple monk on a pilgrimage, difcoverlng to no one his rank, nor the bufinefs he was about. He departed from Valenciennes the fourth day, having hired a guide to conduft him to Paris, giving out that he was on a pilgrimage to Saint JVfaur des Foflesf. He arrived at length where the earl of Derby refided, which was, I believe, at the hôtel de Vinchefter J, near to Paris. , When • Thomas Fitz-alan, fon to the carl of Arundel. t Saint Maur des Fofles,—a town in the, ifle of France, diocefe of Paris. I Froiflart has (kid before, the carl of Derby refided at the hôtel de Ciifion. near the Temple. This hôtel de Vinchefter was fo called from having been built by John bifliop of Win- • I 2 . . chefter • 115


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