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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
page 167



mièo ft rich canopy ot cfoth of gbld; fo that he cotild be fccn by all prefent. On the king's taking his feat, the people clapped their bands for joy, arid held them up, promifing him fealty arid homage. Thé parliament was then difiblved, and the day of coronation appointed for the feaft of Saint Edward, which fell m a Monday, the ' i|th of Ô&ober. . On the Saturday befdre the cdronationi the new king went from Weftminfter to the Tower of London, attended by great numbers, ând thofé fquires who were to be knighted watched their arms that night : they amounted td ' forty-fix ; each iquire had his chamber and bath, in whkh he bathed. The enfuing day, the duke of Lancafter after mafs, created them knights, and prefented them with long green coats, with ftraight Geeves lined with minever after the manner ,of prelates; Thefe knights had on their left ihoùlders a doublé cord of white filk, with white tufts hanging down. The duke of Lancafter left the Tower this Sun-day after dinner, on his return to Weftminfter : he was bare headed and had round his neck the order of the king of France* The prince of Wales, fix dukes, fix; earls, eighteen barons, ac-companied him h and there were, of knights and other nobility, from eight to nine hundred horfe in the proceffiom The duke was drefied in a jacket, after the German fafhion, of cloth of gold, mount* ed on a white courfer, with a blue garter on his left leg. - He pafled through the ftreets of London, which


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