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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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that had been beaten and difcomfited) at a town called Corunna, in Galicia, where there was a very ftrong caftle, He immediately flung himfelf into it, with his wife and children ; that is to fay, two young damfels, called Confiance * and Ifabellaf- None of his courtiers followed him, nor had he any of his council with him except the above-mentioned Fer-dinand de Caftro. We will now return to his brother, Henry the baftard, and relate how he perfevered in his defigns. I have before faid, that don Pedro was much hated by all his fubjeâs, for the great and numberlefs a&s of injuftice he had committed, and for the various murders by which he had cut off many of the nobility, fome of them even by his own hands ; fo that, as foon as they knew his brother the baftard had entered Caftille with a powerful army, they all joined him, acknowledged him for their lord ; and, having increafed his army, caufed all the cities. He could not at that time have any wife ; for he had murdered Blanche de Bourbon, and Maria di Padilia died before this. He indeed owned his marriage with Maria very folemnly, but was not believed. Don Pedro had entered into an alliance with the king of England and prince of Wales as early as 1363, for fear of the vengeance of France for the murder of queen Blanche* For more particulars, fee Ferraras' Hift. of Spain* Dillon, &c. * Confiance married John of Gaunt, duke of Lancafter, who claimed the kingdom of Caftille after don Pedro's death. . f Ifabeila,—firft wife of Edmund duke of York, married 137»,—much lamented for her youthful wantonaefc, died 1392.—AndcrforCt R. Gm* towns 2^:


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