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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 297



have found the roads, or the eafieft pafles through the mountains. , ' The prince broke up his encampment, and began his march. They came to a place called Echar-riaranas, where they met with many difficulties ; for it was a narrow pafs, with very bad roads. In addition to this, there was great fcarcity of pro-vifion ; for they found nothing on this road until they arrived at Salvatierra, which is a very good town, fituated in a fertile and rich country accord-ing to the appearance of the adjoining lands *• This town of Salvatierra is on the confines of Navarre, on the road to Spain, and was attached to king Henry. The whole army fpread itfelf over the country. The free companies advanced eagerly towards Sal-vatierra, in hopes to take it by aiTault and plunder it : they much wifhed to do fo : for they had learnt there were great riches collected, which had been brought thither from all the neighbourhood, con-fiding in the ftrength of its caftle. The inhabitants of Salvatierra, however, were too wife to wait for this danger : they well knew they could not with-ftand the great army of the prince, if he {hould think proper to lead it againft them : they came and furrendered themfelves to don Pedro, craving his pardon, and prefenting to him the keys of their town. By the advice of the prince, don Pedro for- * According to the map of Spain by Jaillot. 1781, Sal-vatierra is in the divifioa of Guîpifcoa, in the principality of flifcay* ' gave


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