The Chronicles of Froissart

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Macmillan, 1895 - 484 pages
Cited as one of the major sources for Shakespeare's co-authored€history play€Edward III, €The Chronicles of Froissart follows European history from 1322 until 1400, including€the reign of the play's title King.


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Page 253 - ... together, and that the lords be no greater masters than we be. What have we deserved, or why should we be kept thus in servage? We be all come from one father and one mother, Adam and Eve...
Page 133 - The same day of the battle at night the prince made a supper in his lodging to the French king and to the most part of the great lords that were prisoners. The prince made the king and his son, the lord James of Bourbon, the lord John d'Artois, the earl of Tancarville, the...
Page 376 - ... lay on each upon other, and when they be well beaten, and that the one party hath obtained the victory, they then glorify so in their deeds of arms, and are so joyful, that such as be taken they shall be ransomed ere they go out of the field ; so that shortly each of them is so content with other, that at their departing courteously, they will say,
Page 131 - Sir," quoth he, "I am Denis of Morbeke, a knight of Artois; but I serve the King of England because I am banished the realm of France and I have forfeited all that I had there." Then the king gave him his right gauntlet, saying,
Page 104 - Bourchier, the Lord de Latimer, and divers other knights and squires that I cannot name; they were an eight hundred men of arms and two thousand archers, and a thousand of other with the Welshmen; every lord drew to the field appointed under his own banner and pennon. In the second battle was the Earl of Northampton, the Earl of Arundel, the Lord Ros, the Lord Lucy, the Lord Willoughby, the Lord Basset, the Lord of Saint-Aubin, Sir Louis Tufton, the Lord of Multon, the Lord Lascelles and divers other,...
Page 133 - And always the prince served before the king as humbly as he could, and would not sit at the king's board for any desire that the king could make, but he said he was not sufficient to sit at the table with so great a prince as the king was. But then he said to the king, 'Sir, for God's sake make none...
Page 257 - And when the king and his lords saw the demeanour of the people, the best assured of them were in dread; and so the king was counselled by his barons not to take any landing there, but so rowed up and down the river. And the king demanded of them what they would, and said how he was come thither to speak with them, and they said all with one voice: 'We would that ye should come aland, and then we shall shew you what we lack.

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