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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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This body of men at arms advanced into Spam, to the city of Burgos, which inftantly opened its gates, and furrendered to king Henry, receiving him as its lord. From thence they marched to Val-ladoid; for king Henry had received information that the king of Majorca had been left there,, which gave him great joy. When the inhabitants of Valladolid heard that thofe of Burgos had furrendered and had acknow-ledged king Henry, ihey no longer, thought of making any refinance or holding out againft him, lut furrendered alfo, and received king Henry a£ their lord, in the fame manner as formerly.. * As foon as king Henry had entered the town, he inquired where the king of Majorca was lodged, and when thç place was pointed out to Mm, he imme-diately, on his going thither, entered the hôtel and the room where he was confined by ileefs. Kftig Henry advanced towards him, and faid ; c King of Majorca, you have been our enemy, and have faltered our kingdom of Caftille with a ferge army ; for which reafons we lay our hapds pn you, and make yon our prifoner, or you are a dead man.* The king of Majorca* fenfible of the difficulty of his fituation and that oppofition would be of no avail, ieplied ; 4 Sir, I am certainly dead, - if you order it fo j, but I am very willing to furrender myfelf as your prifoner, and to you alone. If you intend to place me in any other's hands, fay fo ; for I had much rather die than fall into the hands of my ad* Tcrfery the king of Arragon.* * By no means what^


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