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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 134



things necessary, they embarked with a favour-able wind, and left the harbour of Lisbon, steer-r ing for the coasts of England. On the other hand, the king of Castille, dur-ing his siege of Lisbon, was advised to write to France and to Gascony for assistance of knights. and squires, as the Spaniards naturally imagined the king of Portugal would apply to England for succours to raise the siege : he was not willing, therefore, to be unprepared, nor that his army should not be in sufficient strength to resist the united force of the Portuguese and English. The king, in consequence of this ad-. vice, sent letters and messengers to many knights who were anxious to difplay their courage, more particularly to thofe of Beam and the cotinty of Foix y for in these countries were many good knights, who wifhed for opportunities of (hew-ing their love of arms, but could not find themv as the count de Foix at this period was at peace with the count d'Armagnac. Thefe looked-for allies of the kings of Spain and Portugal were not fo foon ready, nor near at hand. Hoftilities (till continued to be carried on in Auvergne, the Touloufain, Rouergue, and in the country of Bigorré. We will now leave the affairs of Portugal, and fpeak of others. CHAP. 124


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