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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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were all fuch as he could dependott. They came near to Alfaro about day-break, and halted a league t« from the town, where they placed themfclves in ambufh. • " • . Sir William Cendrin and fir Andrew Andrar were feat forwards, with about ten fpears, to alarm the place. They came to a little brook which runs before the town, and. is dangerous to pafs i how-ever, Andrew Andrac and Peter Mafcle, Navar-rois, made their couriers leap over it, and galloped up to the barriers. The town was exceedingly alarmed ; and, hav-ing founded their trumpets to afiemble their men at arms, they opened the gates and barriers, faliied forth, and direéHy began to (kirmilh. Of thefe ten lances, there were only thofe I have named who had crofied the brook, fo that, when they fàw ' fuch nurfibers advancing, they wheeled about and . leaped back again. Thofe of Alfaro feeing fo fmall i number, and not fuipefting anyartibufcade, allowed them dole-ly, palfing the rivulet a little higher up, at the ford. The ten fpears allowed themfelves to be ptirfiied as-far as the ambufh, from whence fir Thomas and the others rufhed full gallop, fhouting their cry, and, charging the enemy, unhorfed feveral. In truth, the Spaniards, unable to withftand the Eng-lifh, turned about as quickly as they could : few efcaped death or being made prifoners. The alarm was great in the town, which made the Englifh think they fhould be immediate matters of it, for tîi^':;Jàw the inhabitants were as good as - defeated : • 4«^


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