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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 338



—c Many thanfcsto our fair coufin the king of Jfof tugal, who, to ferve us, has rqade war op $urad~; \*rfary. What he requires is but rcafonibjr, and he fhall be fpeedily fuccoured. The king will con--fider in what manner he fhall arrange this bufinefs**. No further converfation paffed. The foreign knight, -having brought fuch agreeable tidings to the duke of Lancafter and earl of Cambridge, was ntwcbf feafted, and dined with the king. He remained about fifteen days, and until a week before thefeaft of St. George, witjy the king and his uncks. Sir Robert de Namur was alfo there, who had co»e to tio homage to tie king for what he pofTeflcd in England. , The parliament Was alfo fummomd to meet at Wtftminfter, as well on account of Mi erabafiy from Portugal' asr upon the affairs of Scot-land, the truce between the two countries ending the firft Of June. • • • The prelates and barons of England hcW many councils to confider thU bofinefs ; they wore not for fending the duke of Lancaster to Portugal* fome faying it was a long voyage for him, and that they* might repent of his going, for the Scots were mak-ing great preparations to invade England. It was at laft determined that the duke of Lancafter, who was well acquainted with Scotland and its inhabit-ants, fhould go to the borders, and learn what were the intentions of the Scots ; for of all the barons of England he knew beft how to conduéfc a treaty, and the Scots would do more for him than for any other perfon. They likewife rcfolved that the earl Y 4 - • of


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