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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 369



©ir cJHe from îtf and that le b%ue had there placed himfelf and fixed his pennon. King Henry and fir Bertrand were delighted with this nçws : they advanced towards that place fighting and flay-ing multitudes, killing them like beats : they wqje quite fatigued with this bufinefs of butchery. The Jpurfuit lafted more than three long hours, and there were upwards of fourteen thoufand killed and wounded i Very few efcaped : thofe who did Were from that part of the country, and acquainted with its ftrong places. This battle was fought under Montiel* and in its environs* the 13th day of Auguft, 1368. After the defeat of don Pedro and his army* king Henry and fir Bertrand encamped themfèlves before the caftle of Montiel, where doh Pedro was i they furrounded it on all fides : for they faid truly, that what they had hitherto done would be of no effect, unlefs they took the caftle of Montiel, with don Pedro, who had fhut himfelf up in it. . They fent the principal part of their force back to Toledo, in order to reinforce the befiegers, which was very agreeable to don Tello, who commanded there *. The caftle of Montiel was of fufficient ftrength to have held out a confiderable time, if it had been properly vi&ualled ; but when don Pedro entered it, there was not enough for four days, which • M. Dillon fay** that Manriquc archbifhop of Toledo, ' & (lifted by fonte able officers* had the command of the blockade of Seville, when Henry marched to meet don Pe§ dro § and that don. Tello had joined the king of Navarre in ff oiling the kingdom of Spain. A a 2 much MS


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