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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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no redrefs from Santaren, and that the king wan diffembling with them, were much angered, and faid among themfelves.—c We are well ufed for having left France to come to this country, to ferve the king of Spain, when we are thus debaf- ' ed before a fet of low fellows, againft whom we cannot obtain juftice. There will come fhortly a large body of knights from Gafcony : we will not notice this until their arrival, when we will inform them of what has paffed, and they will help us to revenge ourfelves for thofe companions who have been killed/ Information was carried to the king and his council, that the Bretons threatened much thofe of Santaren, boafting that, when the. Gafcons fhould arrive, they would make them pay dearly for what they had done. The king was advifed to break up the' iiege of Lifbon, and march to Santaren, to re-cruit himfelf and put every thing on a proper footing, and wait there for the Gafcons, who were on their march, to the amount of about four hundred fpears, good men at arms. He did not wifh they fhould find the kingdom in confufi-,on, when fuch numbers were to be provided for. , Orders were given by the king to break up the liege and march to Santaren, which werein-ftantly obeyed. When the town of Santaren learnt the king was coming thither, they deputed twelve of the principal inhabitants on horfeback, to meet the king aud to know his pleafure. They rode on until they met the army, about $wo leagues from Santaren, and learnt that the king 251


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