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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
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Too few obeyed his mandate ; for, when he thought to have affembled a large force, fcarcely any came to the rendezvous. • All the barons and knights of Spain fell off from him, in favor of his brother the baftard. This event forced him to fly, or he would have been taken ; and fo much was he hated by his fubje&s and enemies, that not one re-mained with him, fave one loyal knight called Fer-dinand de Gaftro *. He was determined never to quit don Pedro, whatever ill-fortune might happen to him. The king of Caftiile went to Seville, the handfomeft city in Spain ; but, not thinking himfelf in fecurity there, he ordered all his treafures and • other things to be packed up in large coffers, which he embarked on board of ftiips, leaving Seville with his wife, his children, and Ferdinand de Caftro. Don Pedro arrived that fame evening t (like a knight that * Ferdinand de Caftro. In the hiftory of Spain by Fer* raras, aon Pedro publicly marries the daughter of a don Pedro Fernandez de Caftro, widow of don Diego de Haro» during the life of his wife, Blanche de Bourbon, and of Maria di Padilla, in the 'year 1354 ; whether the daughter of this knight who accompanied him in his flight, I know not. f Don Pedro retired firft to Portugal, where he offered his daughter Beatrice to the infant of Portugal, in marriage, with a large portion of money he had brought with him. This propofal was rejected for fear of embroiling the two kingdoms. He retreated to different caftles, the governors of which refufèd to admit him, and flopped at the caftle of Monterey in Galicia : from thence he went to San J ago, and murdered the archbifhop, and thence to Corunna, where, finding twenty*two veffels, he embarked for Bayonne. Don Ferdinand de Caftro did not accompany him, but remained to fupport his intereft in Bifcay, Hi 220


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