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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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298 • who were there, and wrote, with their advice, an anfwer to the letter which king Henry had fent to him, in the following terms : * EDWARD, by the grace of GOD, prince of Wales and of Acquitaine, to the renowned Henrv earl of Traftaraare, who at this prefent time es ..j himfelf king of Caftiile. 4 Whereas you have fent to us a letter by your herald, in which, among other things, mention is made of your defire totknow why we have admitted to our friendfhip your enemy, our coufin the king don Pedro, and upon what pretext we are carrying on a war againft you, and have entered Caftiile with a large army : in anfwer to this, we inform you, that it is to maintain juftice and in fupport of reafon, as it behoveth all kings to do, and alfo to preferve the firm alliances made by our lord the king of England, with the king don Pedro, in for-mer times. c But as you are much renowned among all good knights, we would wifh, if it were pofllble to make up thefe differences between you both j and we would ufe fuch eapieft entreaties with our coufin, the king don Pedro, that you fhould have a large portion of the kingdom of Caf-tiile, but you muft give up all pretenfions. to the crown of that realm, as well as to its inherit-ance. . Confider well this propofition ; and know further, that we fhall enter the kingdom of Caftiile by whatever place fhall be moft agreeable to us.— Written at Logrono, the 30th day of March 1367/ When this letter was finifhed, folded up and fealed,


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