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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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f together, by which we are bounden to aid and affifl him, in cafe he fhould require it* Thefe were the reafons that inftigated the prince to affift the king of Caftille in his great diftrefs, and thus he replied to his council. No one could after-wards make the fmalleft change in his determination, but every day it grew firmer. When don Pedro arrived at Bourdeaux, he humbled himfelf to the prince, offering him many rich prefents, and the promife of further advantage ; for he faid, he would make his eldeft fon, Edward, king of Galicia, and would divide among him and his people the great riches he had left in Caftille, where it was fo well fecured and hidden that no one could find its fituation except himfelf. The knights paid a willing attention to thefe words ; for both Englifh and Gafcons, by nature, are of a covetous difpofition. The prince was advifed to fummon all the barons of Acquitaine to an efpecîal council at Bourdeaux, fo that there might be a grand conference held ; when the king don Pedro, might lay before him his fituation, and his means of fatisfying them, fhould the prince undertake to conduâ him back to his own country, and to do all in his power to replace him upon his throne. Letters and meffengers were therefore fent to all parts, and the lords fummoned : firft, the earl of Armagnac, ihe earl of Comminges, the lord d'Al-bret, the earl of Carmaing, the captai de Btich, the lord de Tande, the vifcount de Châtillon, the lords de


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