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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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35S . towards this banner, which was fluttering in the Wind. The tattle now became more general ana hot : many of don Pedro's army were lain and unhorfed ; for king Henry, fir Bertrand, afcd their friends, fought them fo manfully,, that none could ftand before them. The battle, however, was not fo foon over ; for don Pedro had fuch immenfe num* bers, as to be at leaft fix to one ; but they were fë clofeiy followed that it was wonderful to fee how they were difcomfited and flain.: This battle of Spaniards againft Spaniards, and the two brother kings, with their allies, near Mon-tiel, was very grand and horrible. Many were the good knights on king Henry's fide; fuch as fir Bertrand du Guefclin, fir Geoffry Ricon, fir Arnold ' de Limoufin, fir Gauvain de Bailleul, le bègue de Villains, Alain de St. Pol, AHot de Calais and the Bretons who were there. From the kingdom of Arragon were the vifcount de Rocaberti, the vifcount de Rodais, with many other good knights and fquires whom I cannot name, who performed various gallant deeds of arms, as in truth they had ' full need. They had ftrange people to encounter, fuch as Moors and Portuguefe : the Jews who were there very foon turned their backs, and would * not fight j but thofe from Granada and Bellema-' rine fought valiantly : they were armed with bows and lances, of which they made good ufe, and ' behaved themfeives right well. Don Pedro was in the midft, and with intrepid courage fought fo valiantly with his battle-axe that fcarcely any dared to come near him. VOL. HI. A a King


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