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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.7

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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.7
page 130



of Portugal to a clerk, a monk, and a baftard. This act is not to be fuffered : for, by rightful; election, it belongs to our king, as the natural fuid true heir : beifdes, you have acted contrary to the opinion of tt»e nobjlity of tlije kingdom \ therefore, he now declares! by us^ that you have been guilty qf a high mifdemearjour, and if you do not haften to make every reparation* he: is refolved tp make war upon you/ • Don Ferdinan4 Gfallopes de Villafons, a no-* He citizen and of great weight in Lifbon, thn% anfwered : • My lords, you greatly reproach uç for our election,, but your own is in the fame predicajnent, for you have crowned in Caftiile; a baftard, the fon of a Jewefs. The fact i£ uni* verfally known. With regard to r the juftice of your election, there is none $ for your king ha^ no right to. the crown of Caftiile : it belongs to the daughters of don Pedro, Confiance and Ifa-; bella, who are married to the duke of Lancaf-, ter and the earl of Cambridge, to their children, and tp their huibands for them. You may, therefore, depart when you pleafe, and tell him that fent you, that our election is good, an4 . {hall be upholden ; for that we will iot have any Other king as long as the prefent one (hall choose tp be fp. With regard to the fum pf monej you demand from us, we fay that we are np way obliged to p^y it ; you muft therefore call upop those who bound themfelves to the pay?, {pent, and who had all the advantage pf it.' Icing pf Ppr|ug^l was not present at this ' , affembly. 11©


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