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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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but by taking advantage of the hedges and bufties; let us therefore fortify ourfelves in fuch manner, and you will fee they will not fo eafily break us as if we were in the plain/ The king replied, c You fpeak wifely, and it (hall be done as you recommend/ . CHAP. XXXVII. THE PORTUGUESE FORTIFY THEMSELVES, NEAR THE CHURCH OF AUUBAROTA*, BY THE AD-VICE OF THE ENGLISH.—KING JOHN OF CAS-TILLE, THROUGH i THE COUNSEL OF THE FRENCH AND BEARNOIS, RESOLVES TO FIGHT THEM. THE HATREDS AND JEALOUSIES OF THE CASTTLLIANS STILL CONTINUE AGAINST THE FOREIGNERS. THE Portuguese and Li (boners approved of the advice of the Englifh, and gave their opinion whither they fhould march. They were then near Aljubarota, a large village, to which place they had fent their (lores, fumpter horfes and baggage, as the fituation in which they had intended lodging that night, battle or not. .About a quarter of a league without the village is a confiderable monaftery, whether the inhabi-tants go to hear mafs. The church is on a (mall eminence, a little befide the road, fur- * Aljubarota,—a village of Eftremadoura in Portugal; four leagues from the town of Leiria. * • * ' rounded «67


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