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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 227



This king, don Pedro of Caftille, had three baftard brothers, children of the good Alphonfo his father and a lady called la Riche Done *. The eldeft was named don Henry ; the fécond, don Tello ; the third, don Sanchof. Don Pedro hated them mortally ; and, could he have laid hands on them, he would have had them beheaded. They had been, however, much loved by their father, who in his lifetime had given to Henry, the eldeft, the county of Traftamare ; but the lung, don Pedro his brother, had taken it from him by force, and every day was harafling him. This baftard Henry was a very valiant and wor-thy knight : he had been a long time in France, where he followed the profeffion of arms, and had ferved under the king of France J, whom he loved much. The king don Pedro, as common report told the ftory, had by different means caufed the death of their mother, which, as was natural, gave them great difpleafure. He had banifhed and murdered many of the greateft barons of the realm of Caftille. He was withal fo cruel, and of fuch a horrid difpo-fitionj that all men feared, fufpe&ed and hated him, but dared not fhew it. He had alfo caufed the death of a very good and virtuous lady, whom he * La Richa Donna, —Eleanora de Guzman. •f Sancho. In l'Art de verifier les Dates, the fécond fon is called Frederick, and the third D. Te Ho, Frederick was murdered by don Pedro, ijjH., I King of France, — John. Don Henry was at the battle of Poitiers. P 3 had • 213


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