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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 431

On the conclusion of the marriage ceremony, they went hand in hand into the King's closet, and after they had heard mass there, and taken wine and spices, the King departed to his chamber, and all the ladies waited on the Queen to her chamber, the Duke of Norfolk walking on her right hand, and Suffolk on her left. After nine o'clock the King, with a gown of rich tissue lined with crimson velvet embroidered, came to his closet, and she, in the Bame apparel that she was married in, came to her closet, with her serjeant-of-arms and her officers before her like a Queen. Anne, after she had offered and dined with the King, disrobed, and put on a dress like a man's gown of tissue, with long sleeves girt to her, furred with rich sable, her narrow sleeves were very costly. On her head she had the cap she wore on the Saturday before, with a coronet of lawn, which cap was so rich of pearls and precious stones, that it was judged to be of great value. Her ladies and gentlemen wore the same style of dress, very rich and costly, but not the most becoming. They were mostly adorned with rich chains and costly jewels. Thus attired, the Queen, attended by her train, went to evensong, and afterwards supped with the King. After suppor there were banquets, masks, and divers disports till the time came that it pleased the King and her, to take their rest. On the subsequent Sunday, solemn jousts were kept, which much pleased the foreigners. On that day, Anne was dressed after the English fashion, with a Erench hood, which so set forth her beauty and good visage, proceeds Hall, who being her ardent admirer, always mentions her as beautiful, that every creature rejoiced to behold her. When the Earl of Overstein and other lords and ladies who had attended her Grace to England, had been right royally feasted and entertained by the King and his nobles, they took their leave, and after receiving valuable gifts both in money and plate, departed to their own country. The Earl of Waldreck, Anne's maids of honour, and other gentlemen and damoselles remained with her Grace till she became better acquainted with the language and the manners and customs of the English. On the fourth of February, the King, accompaniedbymany peers and prelates, conducted Anne by water to Westminster, where magnificent preparations had been made for her reception, They were attended on their voyage up the Thames by the Mayor and Aldermen in scarlet, and by twelve of the city companies, " all in barges garnished with banners, nennions, and targets, and replenished with minstrelsy [bands of music on board]. As they proceeded up the Thames, all the ships saluted them, and out of the Tower was shot a great peal of guns in goodly order."

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