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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.
page 428

Parr, he being the youngest baron. Then followed the bishops in black satin, succeeded by the earls, after -whom, came the Duke Philip of Bavaria, richly apparelled, with the livery of the Toison or golden fleece about his neck ; then the ambassadors of the French King and the Emperor; next followed the lord privy seal, Lord Cromwell, and the lord chancellor ; then garter-king-at-arms, and the other officers at arms. The lords were mostly apparelled in purple velvet. A good distance behind the Marquess of Dorset, who bore the sword of state, followed the King's Highness, mounted on a goodly courser, trapped in rich cloth of gold, traversed over lattice-wise with gold embroidery, and pearled on every side of the embroidery, the buckles and pendants being all of fine gold ; Henry was apparelLed in a coat of purple velvet, made somewhat like a frock, all over embroidered with flat gold of damask, with small lace mixed between, and other laces of the same, so going traverse-wise, that little of the ground appeared ; about the garment was a rich guard, very curiously embroidered ; the sleeves and breast were cut and lined with cloth of gold, and fastened together with great buttons of diamonds, rubies, and oriental pearls. His sword and girdle were adorned with stones, especially emeralds; his nightcap was garnished with stones, and his bonnet was so rich of jewels, that few men could value them. Besides all this, he wore in baudrickwise a collar of such balass-rubies and pearls, that few men ever saw the like ; and about his person ran ten footmen, all richly apparelled in goldsmiths' work. And," continues Hal], who was an enthusiastic admirer both of the King and Anne of Cleves, "and notwithstanding that the rich appareil and precious jewels were pleasant to the nobles and all present to behold, yet his princely countenance, his goodly personage and royal gesture so far exceeded all others present, that in comparison of Ins person all his rich appareil was little esteemed. After him followed his lord chamberlain ; then came Sir Anthony Brown, master of the horse, a goodly gentleman and comely personage, well horsed and trapped, and richly apparelled, leading the King's horse of estate by a long rein of gold, which horse was trapped like a harhe with crimson velvet and satin, all over embroidered with gold after an antique fashion, very curiously wrought. Then followed the pages of honour, in coats of rich tinsel and crimson velvet, paled, riding on great coursers, all trapped in crimson velvet, embroidered with new devices and knots of gold, which were both pleasant and costly to behold. Then followed Sir Anthony Wingficld, captain of the guard, and then the guard, well horsed, and in rich coats. In this order the King rode to the last end of the rank, where the spears, or pensioners, stood, and then every person that came with the King placed himself on the one side or the other, the King standing in the midst. " When her Grace was advertised of the King's coming, she issued out of her tent, being apparelled in a rich gown of cloth of gold raised, made round without any train, after the Dutch fashion, and on her head a caul, and over that a round bonnet or cap, set full of oriental pearls of a very proper fashion, and before that she had a coronet of black velvet, and about her neck she had a jpartlet set full of rich stones, which glistened all the field. At the door of the tent she mounted on a fair horse richly trapped, with her footmen about her in goldsmiths' work embroidered with the black lion [the shield of Hainault], and a carbuncle set in gold on the shoulder. And so she marched towards the King, who perceiving her approach, came forward somewhat beyond the cross on Blackheath, and there paused a little in a fair place till she drew nearer ; when he put off his bonnet, came forward to her, and with most loving countenance and princely behaviour, saluted, welcomed, and embraced ber, to the great rejoicing of the beholders ; and she likewise, not forgetting her duty, with most amiable aspect and womanly behaviour, received his Grace with many sweet words and great, thanks and praisings given to him. Whilst Henry and Anna were thus communing, the fifty pension

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