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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


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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Queens of England. Vol.1.
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at Bourdeaux, entered the apartment where the Prince and his consort were reclining on a couch, and killed two nobles on the spot, who were standing by their side, without doing the least injury to the royal pair.* "When in Burgundy, Edward was challenged to a tournament by the Count of Chalons, who, under a pretence of doing him honour, concealed a design against his life. It was in vain that the Pope and other of Edward's friends advised him of the Count's treachery, and urged on him the impropriety of accepting a challenge from a less personage than a monarch. His love for chivalric sport overcame every other consideration. At the appointed time he rushed to the tourney, accompanied by one thousand followers, some on foot and some on horseback. His antagonist met him with two thousand Burguudian chivalry, and so fierce was the spirit of rivalry, that the " play of lance" was soon changed into a deadly battle. The English fought right bravely, unhorsed their opponents, and secured them as prisoners. The athletic Count of Chalons tilted against Edward, and when his lance shivered, he threw his arms round the neck of the Prince, with a view to unhorse him. At this moment Edward's steed bounded forward, and the Count fell to the ground, and became incapable of exertion. On his suing for mercy, Edward, indignant at his unknightly conduct, belaboured him with the flat of his sword, and forced him to surrender to one of the foot champions. This contest, commenced as a trial of prowess and skill, but which ended in a bloody fray, wherein the English gained the victory, is known in history as the Little Battle of Chalon. CHAPTER II. Edward orders the preparations for his coronation—Settles the claim of the Countess of Flanders—Returns with Eleanora to England—Their coronation—Prince Henry dies—Edward's person and character-—Conjugal fidelity questioned—Eleanora's dower increased—Edward invades Wales—Captures Llewellyn's betrothed— Llewellyn sues for mercy—Peace—Edward's generosity to him—Eleanora assists at his marriage—Princess Margaret born—First sheep rot—Birth of three of Eleanora's daughters—The coinage—Statute of Mortmain—Statutes of Quo Warranto— W%r with Wales renewed—Edward, visits his mother—Her credulity—The Princess Elizabeth born—Llewellyn killed in battle—Death of Prince David —Wales completely subjugated—Eleanora gives birth to Edward, Prince of Wales —The King and Queen return to London—Their family court and servants in Wales. • DYVAKO now re ψ solved to return home, and that his coronation might not be delayed, he issued orders for the preparations to be immediately pro cceded with. One of these orders directs, ' that three hundred and eighty * Walsingham and Stow refer this inci dent to the year 1288, but the above may be considered the most probable period of its head of oxen, four hundred and thirty sheep, four hundred and fifty pigs, eighteen wild boars, two hundred and seventy - eight flitches of bacon, and nineteen thousand six hundred and sixty fowls be coHected for our use without delay." Having proceeded to Montrenil, and settled a long-pending difference with Margaret, the reigning Countess of Flanders, who claimed forty thousand marks as a balance of a sum which she represented was due to her for arrears of annuities purchased by her predeces

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