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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 237



lord : the Normans, French and Bretons, who had been partakers of his bounty, faid he was deferring of a large fortune, and that he ought to reign with great profperity. Thus the baftard of Spain found himfelf mafter of Caftille. He created his two brothers, don Tello and don Frederick, earls, and gave them large eftates, with other revenues. He continued king of Caftille, Galicia, Seville, Toledo and Leon, until the forces of the prince of Wales de-prived him of them, re-placing the king, don Pedro, in the poffeffion of thefe realms, as you will find re-lated in the following hiftory. . When king Henry faw himfelf thus fituated, and the bufinefs completed, fo that all obeyed him, both nobles and ferfs, as their king and lord ; that there was not any appearance of oppofition to his crown ; he imagined it would add luftre to his name, if he made an irruption into the kingdom of Granada with thofe free companies that had come from France, as a means of giving them employ-ment. He mentioned it therefore, to feveral of the knights who were about him, when they confented to it. He retained conftantly near his perfon thofe knights who were attached to the prince of Wales ; namely, fir Euftace d'Ambreticourt, fir Hugh Cal-verley and others, fhewing them the moft marked attentions and kindnefs, in expeétation of beingr aided by them in his intended expedition to Granada, which he was defirous of undertaking. * Soon after his coronation, the greater number of French knights took their leave, and departed. On their going away, he made them very rich prefents. * ' • * The **3


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