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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart



Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
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- df Wales fating mit a lew-days after this event for the-war in Spain, Froiflart accompanied him to Dax, where the prince-refided fome time. He expelled to have attended him during the continuance of this grand expedition; but • the prnce .would not .permit him-to go farther, and fhortly after his arrival fent him *back hrthe -queen Jbis mother. - Froiflart could not have made any long ftay in England, for the following year he was at different Italian courts. It was this lame year, that is to fayt I SOT, that Lionel duke of Clarence, fon of the king of England, efpoufed Joland, daughter of Galeazzo IL duke of Milan. The marriage was . celebrated the 25th of April, and Lionel died the 17th of Oélober - following, • Froiflart, who probably was in hit fuite, was prefent at the • magnificent reeeptien which Amadeus count de Savoye, furnamed the » Count Verd, gave him on his return : he defcribes the fcafts on this occafion, which lafted three days, and he does not forget to tell us that • they danced a virelay of his compofition. From the court of Savoy he returned to Milan, where the fame count . Amadeus gave him a handfome Cottehardie*, with twenty florins of gold; and thence he went'to Bologna and Ferrara, where, he received forty ducats from the king of Cyprus, and then to Rome. . Inftead of the modeft equipage with which We have feen him travel into Scotland, he was now a man of importance, travelling on a handfôme horfe aUended'-by-a hackney. It was about this period that Froiflart experienced a lofs for which nothing could compenfate. Philippa of Hainault, queen of England, - who had loaded him with wealth, died in 1369. He compofed a lay on tMs melancholy event, of which, however, he was not a witnefs ; for he fays in another place, that m 1395, it was twenty-feven years fince he had feen England* According to fevcral authorsf,"he wrote the life of queen Philippa; bttt-thi8«flè not founded on any proofs. " " - • •" " •"1 • ""1 •» * » # Or, as it is moue often written,. Cdtardie9—a fort of duds common to men and women : litre it. means a Powpoipt. This was one of the a£h of generolity which great lonis were accuftomcd to perform : they put money into the purfe, which, acconiing to die ufage of that jkime, was attached to the coat. ST PALAYZ. ;t.Voffiw dc-Hiftorici* Latiois, lib. iiL cap. 4» BuBart, Académie des Sciences, torn. i.j. 124

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