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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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«dly, m order to prevent his accompanying the prince farther in this expedition, as he was un-certain what would be the Mue of the bufinefs between king Henry and don Pedro *. Although there was no one who was not clear as to the caufe of this capture, the lady his queen was much alarmed and clifpirited at it. She caft herfelf at the feet of the prince, exclaiming,c for God's mercy, my dear lord, have the goodnefe to inquire about the king my lord, wfio has been treacheroufly made prifoner by fome means unknown to us j and exert yourfelf in fuch a manner that, through pity to us mà the love of God, we may have him back again.* The prince courteoufly replied as follows : 4 Cer-tainly, fair lady and coufin, this capture is highly difpleafing to us ; and we will provide fhortly a remedy for it. I beg, therefore, you will not be caft down, but take comfort ; for when once this expedition is over, he fhall be delivered : this I fcïthfully promife, for I will attend to nothing elfe : immediately on our return, you fhall have him re-ftored to you.' The queen of Navarre then departed. But one of her noble knights, called don Martin de la Carra, undertook to conduû the prince through the king-dom of Navarre, and to procure guides for the army 5 otherwife they would not have been able to # This was a tric*k of the king of Navarre, thinking to exculpate himfelf for having differed the prince of Wales to pafs through his ftrong country , for he had, before his laft treaty with the prince* entered into one of a contrary ten* dency with the king pf Arragon and king Henry. . . ' " haye


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