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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 69



• * cThe king of Navarre and his people were treated .with much honour : in the evening he was entertained with a very handfomc fupper. While at tabic, news was brought that a wild boar was difcovered in the adjoining moors ; a hunting party was dire&ly formed for the morrow. The two kings and their liuntfmen were prefent ; the boar was taken ; ami they returned to St. Domingo in the mott friendly manner, * The next day, king Henry fct out for Picrre-ferrade*, to keep an appointment he had made with his people. He was there feized with an illnefs, of which he died. The king of Navarre was told of it as he was on his road to vilit him : he returned back much vexed thereat. I then took my leave of him, and went to Caftille to learn what was going forward. . € King Henry diçd on Whitfunday. Shortly aftcpt * • Pierre-feirade. Q. I cannot find any thing like this name in the map near to St. Domingo. There is Pon-ferrada on the* weftern borders of Léon, but that appears to be too diftant. Denys Sauvage does not fecm to underftand this pafiage. . Moreri fays, Henry died at St. Domingo. Ferreras, in his hiftory of Spain, fays, the vulgar report was^ that Henry was poifoned by means pf a handfome pair of buf-kins, which Mahomet king of Granada fent him as a prefent,. left, when having made peace w|th the king of Navarre, ho might turn his arms againft him. Ferreras himfeif feen^s to doubt it. He died at ?a|nt Domingo la Calça4a4 29th May 1374. The infant John was imlantly proclaimed king, and left St. Domingo for Burgos, carrying with him the body of his fa-ther, which he depofited there, in order for its being tranfported to Toledo. . on IS


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