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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.3

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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.3
page 226



who would gladly have feen France delivered front thefe companies,) and alfo to the king of France and to the prince of Wales. He wifhed to enter into a treaty with their lead-ers, and offered large fums of money to them and a free paflage ; but they would not liften to it, fay-ing, that they would not go fo far to make war. It was told them by their oldeft captains, who were well acquainted with the country of Hungary, • that there were fuch narrow paffes, if they (hould in any combat be engaged in them, they would never be able to get out, but muft infallibly be cut off. This report frightened them fo much, that they had not any defire to go thither. When pope Urban and the king of France found thefe wicked people were not likely to come into their plan, and would not quit the kingdom, but, on the contrary, multiplied daily, they thought upon another method to free the country from them. There was in thefe times a king of Caftille, of the name of don Pedro*, whofe mind, full of ftrange opinions, was very rebellious and refra&ory to all the regulations and commands of the church : he wanted to fubdue his Chriftian neighbours, more efpecially the king of Arragon, of the name of Peter t, who was a good Catholic : he had even, taken from him pan of his poffeffions, and wa§ preparing to feize the remainder. * Don Pedro—the fourth, furnamed the Cruel. * t Peter—the fourth, fbrnamed the Ceremonious. This 2 _ .


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