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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
page 365



1» knowing any thing of oar intentions ; that nit may farprife him and his army fo unexpectedly as to have the advantage, and, I doubt not, defeat Mm.9 ' • This plan of fir Bertrand was applauded and followed. Towards evening, king Henry fet oat with a chofen body of men at arms, and left the command of the fiege to his brother don Telia. On hig march, he had his fpies difperied over the country, in order to bring him exaét intelligence the moment they fhould fee or hear of don Pedro and his army, and what condition they were in* The king don Pedro was ignorant of every thing his brother was doing, even of his marching to meet him 9 fo that he and his army were advancing flowly, in a very diforderly manner. It fell ou% that upon the dawn of day king Henry and his army met don Pedro and his force ; for, the pre-ceding night, he had ilept in a caftle called Mantiël, where the lord of Montiel had received him with all poffible honor and refped. He had left it very early in the morning, and was continuing his march in the lame diforderly manner, for he never ex-pected to fight that day, when fuddenly king Henry, his brother don Sancho, fir Bertrand du Guefclin, by whofe orders, they a&ed, le bègue de Villaines, the lord de Roquebertin, the vifeount de Rhodez % * M. Dillon, in Ms Hiftory of Peter the Cruel, fays. * Whlie Henry lay before Toledo, ambafTadors arrived at hit camp from Charles V. of France, who fent his chamberlain, Fran- 35*


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