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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.4

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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.4
page 180



. . CHAP. XXXVII!. . THE KING OF ENGLAND IS MUCH CAST DOWN AT THE CAPTURE OF THÉ $ÀRL OF PEMBROKE.— EVAN OF WALES MEETS THE ÏARL A PRISONER IN SPAIN.~ ' i ûmtt know, that when the king of Eng-*** land heard of the defeat of the armament he had fent to Poitou, and that it had been overcome by the Spaniards, he was greatly afflifted ; fo were all thofe who were attached to him j but for the moment he could not amend it. The wifeft in the kingdom imagined that this unfortunate bufinefs would catife the lofs 6f the countries of Pbitou and Sairitonge ; - ana they ftated this as their opinion to the king and duke of Lancafter. ' They held many councils upon it. The earl of Salifbury was ordered thither with five hundred menât arms. However, notwithftanding. this order, he never went j for other affairs came into agitation refpeft-ing Brittany, which prevented it from taking place. The kingrepentedof this afterwards, when it was too late. The Spaniards who had taken the earl of Pem-broke and his companions were detained fome little time at fea by contrary winds* They arrived at the port of St. Andero in Bifcay, and entered the town about mid-day, when they conducted their prifoners to a ftrong caftle, and faftened them : ' + • with î6è v


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