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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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Moors, forty thou&nd men, in tie eôuûtry found Seville. While thefe treaties and negotiations were going forwards, and during the time of the fiege of To« fedo, fir Bertrand du Guefclin, with his body of two thoufand men, arrived in the camp of king îïenry* where he was received with great joy, as was naturally to be expe&ed : the whole ' army were happy at his arrival. The king don Pedro, who, as I have already faid, had aflembled his whole force it Seville and in its environs, was defirous of giving his brother battle s he left Seville with his nume-rous army, in order to raife the fiege of Toledo. There may be between thefe two places, Seville and Toledo, feven days march. Intelligence was brought to the army of king Henry, that don Pedro was approaching with forty thoufand men, including thofe of every defcription. He called a council, to confider what was to be done, to which • all the French and Arragonian knights were fummoned j and in particular fir Ber-trand du Guefclin, by whofe opinion they wifhed to z&. Sir Bertrand gave the following advice, which was followed, namely, that king Henry fhould immediately colleft as many of his army as he could fpare from the fiege, advance by forced marches to meet don Pedro, and in whatever fituation he fhould meet him begin the battle : cFor/ added he, c we have heard that he is march-ing againft us with a ftrong army, and he would be too powerful, were he to come regularly upon us : let us, therefore, be beforehand with him, without Ms 35^


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