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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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whatever/ anfwered king Henry, * will I ad Fo dif-loyally by you, for which, and with good reafon I fhould be greatly blamed. You fhall remain my prifoner, for me to ranfom or fet at liberty accord-ing to my own will and pleafure V Thus was the king of Majorca made prifoner, on his oath, by king Henry, who placed a numerous garrifon in Valladolid, for the more fecurely guard-ing it, and then advanced towards the city of Léon in Spain, which immediately opened its jjates on hearing he was marching that way. Upon the furrender of the city of Léon to king Henry, the whole province of Galicia did the fame, and changed their party. The principal barons and lords, who lately had done homage to ihe king don Pedro, came out to meet king Henry ; for, not-withstanding their outward appearances of friend-fhip to don Pedro during the prefence of the prince of Wales, they could not love him, from the cruelties he had formerly exercifed upon them, and from their doubts of what he might do in future j whilfï king Henry had always treated them kindly: not only did he not opprefs them, but promifed to do them much good : all the country, therefore, returned to their allegiance to him. Sir Bertrand du Guefclin had not as yet arrived in Spain, but was haftening to join king Henry ' * The king of Majorca was afterwards ranfomed by his wife, the too celebrated Jane of Naples, whofe third huiband fee was y for af f0oo florins of gold.—Vu d* du GuefçRn. with 347


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