The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet;: Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events that Happened in the Kingdom of France, as Well as in Other Countries ... Beginning at the Year MCCCC, where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII, and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI.

William Smith, 113, Fleet Street., 1840
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248 ページ - ... breathe, concluded he was dead, and covered his face with a cloth. It was the custom in that country, whenever the king was ill, to place the royal crown on a cushion beside his bed, and for his successor to take it on his death.
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413 ページ - June, before the noble and potent town of Rouen, to prevent the inhabitants and garrison from being supplied with new corn. The van of his army arrived there at midnight, that the garrison might not make any sally against them. The king was lodged at the Carthusian convent, the duke of Gloucester was quartered before the gate of St. Hilaire, the duke of Clarence at the gate of Caen, the earl of Warwick at that of Martinville, the duke of Exeter and earl of Dorset at that of Beauvais ; in front of...
340 ページ - God, and secure peace 0n earth. From our love of peace, we were inclined to refuse fifty thousand golden crowns lately offered us ; for, being more desirous of peace than riches, we have preferred enjoying the patrimony left us by our venerable ancestors, with our very dear cousin Catherine, your noble daughter, to iniquitously multiplying our treasures, and thus disgracing the honour of our crown, which God forbid ! " Given under our privy seal, in our castle of Southampton, the 5th day of the month...
348 ページ - Tramecourt-fsecretly, and to post themselves in a field near the van of the French, there to remain quiet until it should be proper time for them to use their bows. The rest of the English remained with king Henry, and were shortly after drawn up in battle array by sir Thomas Erpingham, a knight grown grey with age and honour, who placed the archers in front, and the men-atarms behind them. He then formed two wings of men-at-arms and archers, and posted the horses with the baggage in the rear.
93 ページ - I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness ; and I will praise the name of the Lord most high. Psalm viii. Domine, Dominus noster. OLord, our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world; thou that hast set thy glory...
11 ページ - English knight performing the following deeds of arms : — First, to enter the lists on foot, each armed in the manner he shall please, having a dagger and sword attached to any part of his body, and a battle-axe, with the handle of such length as I shall fix on. The combat to be as follows : ten strokes with the battle-axe, without intermission ; and when these strokes shall have been given, and the judge shall cry out, ' Ho !' ten cuts with the sword to be given without intermission or change...
331 ページ - Earl in consideration of the premises, covenants that he before the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next...
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451 ページ - France, the two crowns shall ever after romain united in the same person, — that is to say, in the person of our said son, and at his decease, in the persons of those of his heirs who shall successively follow him : that from the time our said son shall become king of France the two kingdoms shall no longer be divided, but the sovereign of the one shall be the sovereign of the other, — and to each kingdom its own separate laws and customs shall be most religiously preserved. — Item, thenceforward,...