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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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chofe him their lord for his valour. This trans-action was the çaufe of great wars, between the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal, as you fhall hear related in the courfe of this hiftory. When the earl of Cambridge, the canon de Roberfac, and the Englifh knights were returned from Portugal, and had waited on the king and duke of Lancafter, they were very graciouily en-ertained, as was right, and then they were afked for news ; they told them a fufficiency, and the hiftory of their whole campaign. . " The duke of Lancafter, whom this bufinefe touched more effentially than any other, on ac-count of the claim he made to Caftille, in right of his wife, the lady Confiance, eldeft daughter to don Pedro, inquired of his brother every par-ticular, and how they had conducted thejnfelves ip Portugal. . The earl told him that the armies remained upwards of fifteen days oppofite to each other : f and becaufe, my fair brother, there came no intelligence of you, the king of Portugal has-tily made peace, and, in fpite of ,every thing we could fay, he would not confent to a battle : our men were much concerned thereat, for they ' would willingly bave hazarded it. Seeing, there-fore, that affairs were not on a.vçry fure founda-tion, I have brought home my fon, although he has been betrothed to the infenta/ c T believe you were in the right/ replied the duke; ' but perhaps they may break this marriage, if they fhall find a more agreeable alliance.* € By my faith/


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