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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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other, but uttered not a word. The prince again appealed to them, and faid, * Speak boldly, what-ever be your opinion.* The prince was then advifed by thefe two knights, as I have heard it told afterwards, to fend a body of men at arms to king don Pedro, as ftfr as Corunna, where he was, and whence he had dated his letter ; to conduct him to Bourdeaux, in order more fully to learn what were hk wants and intentions : that then they fhould be better informed from his con-verfarion how tfiey were to aft. This anfwered pleafed the prince. Sir William Felton was ordered to take the command of the exr pedition ; and the prince afked fir Richard Pont-chardon» fir Nêle Loring, fir Simon Burley # and fir William Trouffeaux to accompany it into Ga-licia, to efcort from Corunna the king, don Pedro, and the remnant of his army. The armament for this expedition was to cpnfifl of twelve veffels, which were to be .filled with archers and men at arms. The above-named knights made proper purvey-ances for the occafion, and fet out from Bourdeaux, accompanied by the ambaffadors from don Pedro. They continued their journey to Bayonne, where they remained three or four days, waiting for a fa-vorable wind, and to load the fhips. On the fifth day, as they were on,the point of failing, don Pedro, * Sir Simon Burley,—knight of the Garter, &c.—behead-ed in the reign of Richard II. • . king 228


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