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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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3M ^ - It happened, that the fame week the king Caftille broke up the fiege of Lifbon, three large- (hips, having on board Englifh men at arms and archers, entered the port : thpy might amount, in the whole, to about five hundred ; but three parts of them were adventurers, un-der-no command and without pay, from Calais, Cherbourg, Breft, and Mortaigne in Poitou, who* hearing of the war between Caftille and Portugal, had • affemhled at Bourdeaux, and faid,—' Let us go feek adventures in Portugal : we (hall find fome one there to receive and em-ploy us/ Sir John Harpedane, who at that time was fénéfchal of Bourdeaux, had ftrongly advifed them fo to do ; for he was not willing they fhould remain in arms in the Bourdelois, as they might do more harm than good, being adventurers who had nothing to lofe. Of all who' thiis arrived at Lifbon I heard of no knights, only three Englifh fquires who were their leaders : one was called Northberry, the other Morberry, and the third Hugueiin de Hartfel; and not one of them was more than fifty years old, good men at arms, and well ac-cuftomed to war. The Lifboners and the king of Portugal were much rejoiced at the arrival of the Englifh. As he wiflied to fee them, they were conducted te the palace, and received handfomely by the king, who afked if the duke of Lancafter had fent them. * By my faith, fir/ replied Northberry* ' it is a ^g time fince he has known any thing of us, or of him : we are people from different coun-tries,


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