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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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to the town of Befioufe, and had remained there fome time, they refolved to fend to the king of Portugal to demand their pay. They chofe unanimoufly the lord Talbot, a baron from Wales, as their ambaffador. When the lord Talbot was come to Lifbon, and had remonftrated *• with the king on the fubject of his mifiion, the king only made for anfwer, ' that they had twice maile excurfions contrary to his orders, which had much difpleafed him, and had been the caufe of the delay in their payment.' As he could not obtain any other anfwer, lord Talbot returned to his companions, and related what .the king had faid, which much angered them. This fame week, the earl of Cambridge quit-ted Eftremoz and came to Befioufe, where he took up his lodgings, in a monastery of monks on the outfide of the town. The knights in garrifon were rejoiced on hearing thisj for there were among them fome who were unable to wait fo long for their pay from the king* and faid among themfelves,—* We are marvelloufly well taken care of; we have been in this country almoft a year, and have never received any money. It is impoffible but our commander mùft have had fome, for he would never have borne it. for fo great a length of time.' Thefe murmurings increafçd fo much that they declared they would not longer fuffer fuch treat-ment, and fixed a day to debate the matter a-mong themfelves. The place of conference was .appointed in a handfome church fituated without the town of Befioufe, and oppofite to the Cor-deliers, 51


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