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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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barded with crçmfon fcnififlgs. The knight; was armed for wager of battle, ami wm precede^ by another kiight bearing Ms ianc$ : he k*m&\f had his drawn fwordin one hand, and his naked dagger by his fide. The knightprefented the king with a written p^per, the contents of which were* that if mj kjqflfrt or .gentleman ihould dare to maitfaki that king Henry was not a lawful fovcrcign, he w?s ready to offer him combat in the prefence of the king, when and where he ihould be pleafed m appoint. The king ordered this challenge to be proclaimed by heralds in fix different parts of the sown and the hall, to which «o aofwer was anade. After king Henry had dined, and partaken of wine and fpices in the hall, he retired to his pri-vate apartments, and all the company went to their homes* Thus pafied the coronation day of king Henry, who remained that and the enfiaing day at . t&e palace qf Wcftmiofter. The earl of SaWbwy . cmH nùt attend thfifc feafts, for he was in «kfe. cçftfiaeixtent under fecure guards s and the Mug's . f&inifkf^ with many of the nobles and eitiaens of Condon, were anxious that he ihould be publicly beheaded in Cbeqpfide. They faid that he was . defervijag of every punifhajent, for having caaicd fi^ch aipefi^ge from Richard of Bourdeaux to ike French king and his court, and publicly pro-claiming *king Henry a falfe and wicked traitor, and that thefe we«ç unpardonable crimes* The


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