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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 168



Which Weft HI handfomely decorated with' tapes-tries and other rich hangings : there %ete nine fountains in Cheapfidcj and other ftreets he pafled -through, which perpetually ran with white and red wines. He was efcorted by prodigious num-bers of gendemen, with their fervants M liveries and badges i and the different companies of Lon-don Were led by their wardens clothed in their proper livery, and With enfigris of their trade; The whole cavalcade amounted to fix thoufand horfe, which efcorted the duke from the Tower to Wcftminfter. That fame night the duke bathed, and on the imorrow confefîèd himfclf* as he had good need to do, and according to his cuftom heard three maffes. The prelates and clergy who had been aflembicd then came in a large body in proceflion from Weft-minfter-abbey, to conduct the king thither, and returned in the fame manner, the king and his lords following therti. The dukes, earls and barons wore long fcarlet robes, with mandes trimmed with ermine, and large hoods of the fame* The dukes and earls had three bars of ermine ôn the left arm, a quarter of a yard long, or-thereabout : the barons had but two. All the knights and fquires had uniform cloaks of fcarlet lined with minever. v In the proceflion to the church, the duke had borne over his head a rich canopy of blue filk, fupported on filvér ftaves, with four golden bells that rang at the corners, by four burgeffes of Dover, who claimed it as their right. On each fide of him were the fword of Vot. XII. M " Mercy . 161


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