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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
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assembly, though he well knew what answer his people were tp m^ke. The ambassadors from, the king of Castille, perceiving they should gain, nothing more from the Portuguese, took leave, as was becoming them, set out aqd returned to Seville, where they had left the king and his council. Haying related all that you have just heard to the king, he summoned a council to deliberate on what was to be done. It was deter-mined to send defiances to the king of Portugal and his partisans, and that the king of Castille had just reasons for declaring war against them, After these defiances had been sent to Portugal, the king of Castille issued a special summons * for raising an.army, declaring he would lay siege to Lisbon, and not depart thence until he had gained it, for the insolent replies that had been piade to his ambassadors, so that they should, pay dearly if they were obliged to sue for mercy, ( The king of Castille advanced to Santaren' with his whole force, that being the place of rendez-vous. About this period, a knight of Castille, pf the name of Navaret, was expelled that court ; and, if the king in his anger had caught him, he would have had him beheaded. The knight, how-ever, had timely notice, for he had friends on the watch, and, quitting the kingdom of Castille, came to Lisbon to the king of Portugal, who was pinch pleased at his arrival, retained him in his service, and made him captain of his knights, Pe afterwards did much harm to the CastiHians. The king of Casfille marched from Santarm with 131


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