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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 183



iîd mem introduced. They faid, they had teen lent by the king and queen of France to fee the young queen of England, their daughter. The king an-fwered,—*c Gendemen, we no way wifh to prevent you feeing her; but you muft promife, on yoxir oaths, that neither yourfeivesj nor any of your company (peak to her on what has lately paffed in England, nor about Richard of Bourdeaux. Should you do oohcrwife, you will gready offend us and the country, and put yourfelves in peril of your lives/ . The two knights replied, they would not in-fringe this regulation : all they wanted was to fee and converfe with her, and then they would let out on their return. Not long after this, the earl of Northumberland carried them to Havering at the Bower, where the young queen refided. She was attended by the duchefs of Ireland, daughter to the lord dc Goiicy, the duchefs of Glocefter, her two daughters, and other ladies and damfels, as companions. • The earl introduced the two knights to the queen, who converfed fome time •with them, afking qucftions after her parents, the king and queen of France. They kept the pro-mife they had made, by never mentioning the name of king Richard \ and, when they had been with her a fufficicnt time, took leave and returned to London. They made no long ftay there, but, having packed up their things, and had their ex-' penfes paid by the king's officers, they rode to Eltham, and dined with the king, who prefented them with fome rich jewels. On taking leave, the


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