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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
page 273



Wmteir : this made them mere eager to conquer the veflel they were grappled to : many gallant deedi were done ; and at laft they gained the fhip, and flung all they found in it overboard, having quitted their own flup; They continued the combat againft the Spaniards, who fought valiantly, and whofe erofs-bowmen (hot fuch bolts of iron as greatly dif-trcffed the Englifh. 'JpHIS féa-fight, between the Englifli and Spa-niards, was well and hardly fought : but, as night was coming on, the Englifh exerted them-fclves to do their duty well, and difcomfit their enemies. The Spaniards, who are ufed to the fea, and were in large fhips, acquitted themfelves to the utmoft of their power. The young prince of Wales and his divifion were engaged a-part : his (hip was grappled by a great Spaniard, when he and his knights fuffered much ; for (he had fo many holes, that the water came in very abundantly, and they could not by any means Hop the leaks, which gave the crew fears of her finking, they therefore did all they could to conquer the enemy's (hip, but in vain; for (he was very large, and excellently well defended. During this danger of the prince, the duke of Lancatter came near, and, as he approached, faw he had the word of the engagement, and that his crew had too much on their hands, for they were baling out water : he therefore fell on the other a fide -m


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