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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 132



with his whole army, to Lisbon, which he be-sieged, inclosing within it the king. This siege lasted upwards of a year. The count de Lon-gueville was constable of the army, and sir Re-ginald de Limousin marshal of it. This sir Regi-nald was a Limousin knight, whom sir Bertrand du Guesclin had carried into Castille during the wars of king Henry : he had conducted himself so faithfully that the king had given him a fair estate and a handsome lady to his wife, by whom he had two sons, Reginald and Henry : he was much esteemed throughout Castille for his prowess. With the king of Castille, at this siege, were Daghenes Mandat, sir" Digho Persement, don Peter Roserment and don Marich de Versaux,* Portuguese, who had turned to the CastiUians. The grand master of Calatrava, with his bro-ther, a young knight called don Dighemeres,-Peter Goussart de Seville, John Radigo de Hoyex and the grand master of St. J ago. The army before Lisbon amounted to upwards of thirty thousand men: many^were the skirmishes and gallant deeds of arms performed on each side, The CastiUians knew well the king of Portugal would not be supported by the nobles, for the commonalty had elected him against their will; for which reason there were great dissensions be-tween them ; f and the king's intentions were to * These names are probably very much disfigured, hut I unable to rectify tbem. i. e. The nobles and commonalty. conquer 122


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