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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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until they came to the port "where the veflels of the lorfl Lewis were. They entered the harbour, killed aU thofe who guarded the veflels, and were alio-niflied at the quantity of riches they found in them. They then difembarked, and went to many places, burning the houfes and villages. Having divided themselves into three divifioiis out of prudence, the more readily to find their enemies, and leaving three hundred archers to guard the veflels and the riches they had taken, they fet out after them by different roads. News of this event was foon carried to the lord-Lewis of Spain, who collected his army together,, and began his retreat with great fpeed towards his veflels ; but, meeting with one of the three divi-fions,, he faw he mull fight, and put a good coun-tenance upon it. He made many knights upon the occafion, efpécially his nephew named Alphonfo-When the lord Lewis and his party made their firfE onfet, jt-vaa fo brilliant, numbers were unhorltd ; and they would have carried the day, if the other two divifions had not come up, alarmed by thenoife and cries of the country people. The attack wm then very ferious, and the Englifii archers per-formed fo well, that the Genoefe and Spaniards were-difcorafited, alraoft all being killed or wounded ; &mt the country people purfued them with ftones and flings, fo that the lord Lewis had difficulty to efcape^ very badly wounded. He fled towardi his veflels ; and of the fix tboufand, which his army confiiied of, he did not fave more than about three hundred : he left dead his nephew whom he much loved.


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