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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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nard, he would infallibly have killed him, if the vifcount de Rocaberti had not been prefent, who, feizing don Pedro by the legs, turned him over, by which means king Henry being uppermoft, imme* diately drew a long poignard which he wore in his fafh, and plunged it into his body. His attendants entered the tent, and helped to difpatch him. There were flain with him a knight from England called fir Raoul Heline, who had formerly had the furname of the Green Squire, and another efquire of the name of James Roland, becaufe they had put themfelves in poftures of defence *• But no harm was done to don Fernando de Caftro, nor to the reft of don Pedro's attendants : they continued, therefore, prifoners to le bègue de Villaines and to fir Lyon de Lakonet. Thus died don Pedro king of Caftiile, who had . formerly reigned in great profperity. Thofe who Aubarde vcro diierunt, pro culcitra» vnîgo coite de matelot.* FroifTart quoting the expreffions in the text. Jtbardacba.—Gdïï- Hallebarde. Vide (npra Alabarda.— Dv CANGC. _ * t . • f With this unfortunate monarch there alfo fell two gallant Englifhmen, who were flain for having drawn their fwords in his defence when grappling with Henry, Thefe were fir Ralph Holmes and James Rowland. The life of Fernando de Caftro was fpared, on account of his long attachment and fidelity tohjsfovereign. « Don Fernando de Caftro, after the death of king Peter, made his efcape into Portugal, and afterwards retired to uienne, where he died. Over his tomb ' was placed die Uowing infeription : * AQJJI YACH DON FERNANDO fsaia Dl CAIT*Q, TOD A LA flDSLIDAD OB £SPANA. ' miMi H$. of Peter thtCrud vol. ij. p. J19. A » 4. had 359


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