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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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his ftate. They were, inftandy after the bufinefc was completed, to lend information of it to the king of France, that he might fend them large fuccours, under the command of the count de Saint Pol or any others. They executed this plan, and proclaimed a grand tournament to be holden by twenty knights and as many fquires at Oxford, who were to be accom-panied by many ladies and damfels. They had gained to their party the young earl of Kent, ne-phew to the earl of Huntingdon, and the lord de Spencer, one of the moft powerful barons in England. They expefted the aid of die earl of Rutland, becaufe king Henry had deprived him of the conftablefhip, but he failed them,, and fomc fay that by him their plot was difcovered. When all things had been fettled for this feaft, the earl of Huntingdon came to Windfor,, where the king held his ftate, and with much flattering, like one who* by foft words, thought to deceive, invited,, with many marks of affe&ion, the king to be prefent at it. Not fuppofuig any treafon was intended, he readily complied, and tk$ earl of Huntingdon, much rejoiced, thanked and left the king. On going away, he faid to the canon de, Robcrfac *, ' Get thyfelf ready for our feaft, and I promife thee if thou come, and we meet in the lifts, 'there fhall be a fharp confliét between usJ Sir John de Roberfac replied, € By my faith, my lord, if the king come to your feaft, it is neceflary • In the MSS. he is called Robeflkrt and Robert&rt* that 180.


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