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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.5

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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.5
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to Navarre to raife the fiege of Pampeluna and combat the Spaniards. Sir Thomas Trivet, fir Matthew Gournay, with their men, returned to Dax, where they halted four days : on the fifth, they departed, and took ' the road to Navarre. Sir Matthew Gournay marched back to the city of Bayonne with thofe under his command, to defend the country, and to conquer t fome of the fmall forts which the Bretons ftill held. Sir Thomas continued his march until he ar-rived at St. Jean du Pied des Ports, where, he found the king of Navarre, who was right glad to fee him. He lodged the* knights in the town, and the men at arms found the beft quarters they could in the country about. • The king had, fome time before, iiTued his fummons for.a large army to aflemble before the city of Miranda: none dared to difobcy it, and all knights and fquires. had in confequence prepared themfelyes %q march to Pampeluna againft the Spaniards, News arrived at the Spanifh army, that the Englifh with a powerful force were with the king of Navarre, at St. Jean, to the amount of twenty thoufand men at arms. Upon this, a council was held of the principal chiefs, to confider whether to wait for the king of Navarre, or'to retreat. This was long debated j for fome of the captains wifhed to -Wait for1 the -Englifh" and Navarrois, whilev others were of a contrary opinion, faying : they were not ftrorig enough to meet ixich an 'army, and - too muèh fatigifed and worn dùwti by the'lçngth°of the fiege. - • • "* • D 4 TMs 83 •


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