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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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• m hm to ftay, adding, that he was too young to remain in Portugal, frem which the following eonfequeteces enfued : * ' About a year after the concluficm of this peace, when the Engliii were returned home with the *ari of Cambridge, the queen of don John of Caftille died ; (he was daughter to the king of Arrogan. The king being thus a widower, it was confide red by the barons and prelates of Spain and Portugal, that the propereft alliance which could be made with the lady Béatrice ôf Portu-gal was the king of Spain, Who could not more aebiy connect himfelf than with the infanta. In order to confirm the peace between the two king-doms, the king of Portugal confented, and broke off the match with the fori of the earl of Cam-bridge, by a difpenfation from the pope, who confirmed this new alliance. * Thus became the infanta of Portugal queen of Spain, Gallicia and Caftilie ; and fhe brought the king a fon the firftyear of her marriage, to his great joy. - The king of Portugal died feon after this «vent ; but the Portuguefe were unwilling to Cubmit themfelves to the dominion of the Spa-niards, and gave the crown to a baftard bro-ther of the king, who was grand mafter of the -order of Avis*, and called the baftard of Portu-gal. ' He Was a valiant man, had always borne arms, and much beloved by the Portuguefe, as they (bowed ; for they crowned him king, and * Avis. Froiflart calls him mafter Denys. For particulars of "the order of the Bird, fee the Hiftoire de* Ordres de Chivalerie. jF 2 • chofe


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