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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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• . âcjt ttvô marthals,*ând feveral other knights* who drew themfèlves up in order of battle. After a ihort time, the prince and don Pedro came thither, and, as they advanced ^formed themfèlves in like manner* Don Tello and his brother were alfo very defirous of gaining this eminence, it being a favorable pofition ; but they Were difappointed in their wifhes, as you have juft heard. When, therefore* they faw that they could not attempt it* without great rifk, for the whole Englifh army was in motion, they formed themfèlves into a compaft body, to return • to their own army, and thus retreated, marching in • fcandfome array, and,hoping to have fome fortunate adventure ere they got home. Before they had retired, feveral gallant a&ions were performed ; for • fome of the Englifh and Gafcons had quitted their ranks, to tilt with thefe Spaniards, many of whom they had unhorfed ; bût the main body of the • EnglifJi army remained upon the mountain, expect-ing a general engagement. • When the Spaniards, in their retreat from the prince's army, were approaching their own, they met the detached party of the • Englifh under the command of fir William Felton and his brother, fir Hugh Haftings, fir Richard Caufton, the earl of Angus and many more, who might amount in the whole to two hundred knights and fquires, as well Gafcons as Englifh. They immediately charged them in a wide valley* fhouting out, c Caftille, for king Henry!' The above-named knights, perceiving they had • but little chance of fuccefs againft fuch fuperior U 2 numbers


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