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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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defeated : however, they were disappointed, for the women of the place faved it by their prefence of mind. Whilft the Englifh were croffing the brook, they-clofcd the gates and barriers, and, having mounted the battlements over the gate, fhewéd every inclination to defend thcmfelves. When fir,Thomas faw them thus drawn up, he faid as he was advancing, € Look • at thefe good women : let us return back, for we cannot do any thing more/ Upon which they retreated, croffed the brook, and made for Cafcante, carrying with them their prifoners. Sir Thomas Trivet acquired great favour from the king of Navarre for the fuc-cefs of this expedition. About fifteen days after this affair of Alfaro, the Spaniards took the field, amounting in the whole, horfe and foot, to twenty thoufand men, with a good inclination to combat the Englifh. The king of Navarre, on hearing this, went to Tudela, at-tended by fir Thomas Trivet and his troops,"and fent orders for all the garrifons of Navarre to march thither : they willingly obeyed his orders, as they wifhed for nothing more than to engage the Spaniards. The Spaniards were only waiting for the arrival of king Henry, who had left Seville with a numer-ous attendance, and was traverfing his kingdom to St. Domingo, where on his arrival he halted, and quartered his people in the adjacent plain. When don John heard that the king was come to St. Do-mingo, he left Alfaro, and marched thither with his army. It was the intention of the Spaniards to lay • 47


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