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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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mined and prepared to take the field/ * Mjr lord/ repliedFerrande, 'commandthem, in the king's name, not to do fo/ ( By my faith/ faid the canon, «I will do no fuch thing: do you, who belong to the king, order them yourfelf/ Things remained in this ftate all night. In the morning, the trumpets founded, wheii the knights and fquires, being armed and mounted, came before the canon'* houfe, who had not put . on his armour. On the Englifli and Gafcon knights drawing up, he came to the window, and told them the king of Portugal, would not allow him, nor any of his party, to make an ex-curfion. € By my faith/ anfwered they, ' we will h#ve a ride, fince we are fo well inclined to it : andfo fhall you too, for it (hall never be re-proached you, that when we had taken the field, you ftaid at home/ The canon was then oblig-ed to arm himfelf, and mount his horse- The Portuguefe knight, the lord Ferrande, was oblig-ed to do the fame ; fa much was he pressed by the others, but it occafioned him to iland in the ill graces of the king, and he was hear being hanged. • , ' ; They marched out of Befionfe to the.amount of about.four hundred fpears and as. many arch* érs; andy taking the Seville road towards a caftle and town called Ban,* continued their march until they arrived, and furrounded the part which feemed mod eafy to be taken. They difmounted* formed themfelvés in order of at* f Ban. ft- 'tack 47


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