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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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waiting for a wind to carry them to Portugal. At laft, a favourable wind came, when they heaved their anchors, and the whole fleet made fail as ftraight as they could for Lifbon. • They coafted, the two firft days, the Ihorcs of England : on the third, they entered the Spanifh main, when they had a very fevere gale ; infomuch that the fleet was in great danger from the tempe ft; more efpecially thofe veflels in which the Gafcons were, fuch as fir John de Châteauneuf, the fouldich de l'Eftrade, the lord de la Barde, with about forty men at arms, knights and Squires, who were driven out of fight of the Englifh fleet. , • The earl of Cambridge, fir William Beauchamp marfhal of the army, fir Matthew Gournay con* fiable, and the canon de Roberfac, with others, cfcaped, through good fortune, the bad efleets of the florm, and, failing by the ftars, arrived in the harbour of Lifbon. News of this was inftantly carried to the king, who was daily expecting the Englifh : he immediately fent his knights and mi-nifters to welcome them, by whom they were moft refpeftully received, and the earl of Cambridge, with the Englifh and foreign knights, conducted to the king. ' The king advanced out of his palace to meet the earl, and received them all moft honourably one after the other : he led them to the palace, where wine and fpices were fet before them. John of Cambridge, the earl's fon, was with him, which much pleafed the king, who faid, c He is my fon, and fhall have my daughter.' This was very . proper, 38*1


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