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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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gon and Galicîa, to whom he reported all he had heard or feen. No long time paffed before the king of Portu-gal was advifed by the councils of the Englifli to offer a place in his own country, for the two armies to combat. • Sir Thomas "Simon and the fouldich de la Trane, were ordered on the part of the king to feek for a proper fituation : they chofe a fpot between Elvas and Badajos, where there was room fufficient for the battle. As they were going to execute this order, the two knights and their men ikirmiflied with fome advanced forces of the king of Caftille : the engagement was fevere, and feverai were flain and wounded on 'both fides. They, however, returned to the king of Portugal^ and related where they had chofen a fit fituation, and alfo the name of the place. A German kniglit, caHed fir John Coitftedor, ivas ordered to carry this intimation, attendecfby a herald, to the king of Spain. The knight fet out, and rode to Seville, where he found the king, and related what the king of Portugal had in-structed him to fay, that he accepted ï»s offer of combat, and had fixed on a place for the rffeld of battle, betweèh fâvaà and Bàdajos 5 atnd that within five dayà after his return 'from Seville, hé woiiïd there fintf tfié tittg of* Pdrtugél with his whole army, Who defired h'othffig better than to give him battle. / ' , ' ' '" The Spaniards Were much pleâfèd with this news, as were âlîb 1?he French. 'Sir Tristan de "Itoye, iîrjfohnde Vernettes, fir Peter de aillâmes, and others, taking with them the knight from Portugal, 60


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