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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.6

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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.6
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it repaired in every part: and leaving forty mm ft arms as a garrifon, they ftored it well with provifions and other neceffaries, and alfo with a fafficient body of archers. Having placed a good captain as governor, they held a council, when they refolved to return to their quarters. The Eoglifh and Gafcons, on their departure,, divided themfëlves into three bodies ; the iai of ivhich remained in the plain, under the com-? _ mand of the canon. Some Englifli, Gafcons, and Germans, defirous of feats of arms, had continued with him : in all about fixty fpears and as many archers :. they marched one whole flay with tfye canon'? company oh their return to Befioufe. On the fécond day, early in the morning, they difcovered fome ambufcades, and marched on in good array. They were then between a large town in .Portugal, palled Huenca*, and the caf-tle of Concreletf, On the outfkirts of a wood, nearer to the caille of Concrelet than to Huenca, was the grand m after of St; James! pofted with full four hundred ipen at arms.. The Englifli no fooner perceived them than they clofed their ranks, flieweçl no fign? of fe^r, and marched on at a good pacfe. -, . The Spaniards, notwithftanding their nura- * Huenca. . Q. f Concrelet QL X 1 fufpect it muft have been tfce grand matter of the order of Alcantara, and not of Si James, and that there muft havet been a caftle of Fighiere in the province of Eftremadura ; for it is not poffible, from the (hortuefs êf their march, they fcuîd liave gone to Catalonia. See note, p. 20. bers^


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