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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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.Portugal, entertained him magnificently for one whole day in Seville, and (hewed him as much . refpect as poifibte. They efcorted him as far as J affres, when they returned; and the knight . continued, his journey to the king of Portugal and his knights, and told them how he had de-. litered his meflage, and the anfwer he had re-ceived, which gave them great fatisfaction. It was not long before the king of Portugal came and encamped where his army was, be-tween Elvas and Badajos, It was a handfome plain belowfome olive trees ; and he had brought thither the greater part of his Subjects from whom .he-could expect afliftance : they might amount to about fifteen thoufand men. On the fourth day.afterwards, the earl of Cam-bridge arrived with the Englifh, in handfome array: they were abput fix hundred men at arms and as many archer*: they encamped themfelyes together, fepWate from the king's army. When 'the kifig* of Spain hçard that the kirçg ' of Portugal was encamped on, the field where the battle was to be fought, be feemed delighted, and faid/—4 Come, let us make hafte :. our epe-mei are waiting: it i^ time for us to fetout. : We fewrfe offered thetn battle, which they have ac-cepted, . atod aj*e ready,by the day appointed, fo -that au ëugagetnent mufi epfue : let us there-fore match thit&er,' - •. ' \ • Thé naied at armfe were then ordered to. advance witbtteirmefc, forthekhjg w$p fetting pqt. All iWf k^hifc, fquire? and men at.arms* in confe- quehce, '61 . . .


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