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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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they might be about twelve hundred men with helmets and fix thoufand on foot. c The count de Foix, with the van divifion, charged the king of Caftille and his army in thejr quarters. The battle was very fevere and bloody : upwards of two thoufand Caftillians were flain. The count de Foix made prifoners the son and brother of the king of Caftille, whom he fent to fir Gallon de Béarn, who commanded the rear divifion. The Caftillians were Completely de-feated. The count de Foixpurfued them as far as the gates of faint Andero in Bifcay, where the king took refuge in an abbey, and put on a monk's frock, otherwife he would have been taken: thofe faved themfelves who could, on board of veflels. € The count de Foix, on his return to fir Gallon de Béarn, was received by him with much joy, as indeed he had reafon, for he had faved his honour and fecured the country, which otherwife would have been loft. This battle and defeat of the Caftillians, and the capture of the fon and brother of the king, induced him to accede to a peace with the lord de Béarn on fuch terms as he dictated. f Sir Gallon de Béarn, on his return to Orthès, in the prefence of all the knights of Béarn and Foix, took the count de Foix by the hand and faid ; « Fair fon, you are indeed my fon, my loyal fon, and have fecured for ever my honour and the onour of my country. The count d'Armagnac, who 190 1


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