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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
page 59



lay fiege to Tttdela and indole thé klhg of NaVafre! ih it, or force him to fight. The king of Navarre was informed of all this, and he knew that he Was not ftrong enough to rifk a battle with king Hériry, who had forty thoufand men, including horfe and foot. There were fome prelates and barons, wife and valiant men of both kingdoms, in either army, who forefaw that' great troubles might arife if the two kings, Henry and Charles, fhould mutually flay each other in battle : they therefore propofed an armiftice, that they might endeavour to fettle their differences : but thefe negotiators had much labour and difficulty before they cobld bring matters to an iflue, for the Englifh, who amounted to full two thoufand, were haughty and bitter againft the Spaniards, and advifed the king of Navarre to rifk a battle. On the other hand, the Spaniards, who were very numerous, held the Englifh and Navarrois cheap. The treaties, however, were drawing to a% conclufion ; and, with much difficulty, an armiftide. was agreed on, for fix weeks, between the two kingdoms, with the intent of concluding a peace/ The negotiators propofed alfo that a marriage fhould take place between the eldeft fon of king Henry with a daughter of the king of Navarre, that the peace might be more folid and durable. The king of Navarre readily liftened to this pro-pofal, for he faw by it how highly his daughter would be fettled. The prelates and barons of both realms advifed alfo that Charles, eldeft fon of the king 48 ' ' •


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