Monday, July 17, 2006

Richard Beauchamp vs. a German Duke c. 1415

Here shows how a mighty duke challenged Earl Richard for his lady’s sake. And he jousting slew the duke. And then the Empress took the earl’s livery a bear from a knights shoulder, and for great love and favor she set it on her shoulder. Then Earl Richard made one of pearls and precious stones, and offered her that, and she gladly and lovingly received it.

Pageant of the Birth Life and Death of Richard Beauchamp Earl of Warwick K. G. 1389-1439, Dillon, Viscount, Ed. London 1914

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