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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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Bayonne, a city dependant on the king'of England* where they fafely arrived. They made inquiries after the prince, and learnt that at that time he was at Bourdeaux. Upon this, they rode to Bourdeaux, and took up their quarters at an inn. Soon after-ward they made for the monaftery of St. Andrew, where the prince refided. The knight and fquircs who had come from Spain informed the knights of the prince, that they were Spaniards, and ambafladors from don Pedro of Caftille. The prince, when informed of it, wifhed to fee them, and to know what bufinefs had brought them. They were, upon this, introduced, and after having cafl themfelves on their knees, faluted him according to their cuftom, recommending the king their lord to him, as they prefented him his.letter. The prince made them rife : having taken the letter* he opened it, and afterwards read it more at his leifure. He found that don Pedro had written a mod melancholy account of himfelf, informing him of his hardfhips and diftrefs, and in what manner his brother the baftard, by means of the great alliances he had made, firfi with the pope, then with the kings of France and Arragon, and the free com-panies, had driven him out of his inheritance, the kingdom of Caftille. In that letter, he entreated the prince, for the love of God, and for pity's fake* that he would attend to his fituation, and find fome remedy to it ; for it was not a Chriftian-like a&, that a baftard,. through force, fhoiild difmherit a legitimate fon, and feize his pofFeffions- The 226


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