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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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as foon as they have thrown two or three darts, and given a ftroke with their fpears, without difconcerting the enemy* they take alarm, turn their horfes heads, and fave themfelves by flight as Jwell as thèy^can : this game they played at Aljubarota* for they found their enemies obfti-nate* and à» frefh as if they had not had an engagement* which - aftonifhed them much ; and their furprife was increafed by not hearing m anything of the van• battalion. The-Spaniards* had a hard afternoon's work,' and the fortune of war was greatly againft them : all. who - through • courage, or « a wifh td diftin-guifh * themfelves* had .entered the fort of the • LMbênew» were • cut ^ to pieces ; for they would • not ranfom any, whether poor or noble, (fuch had been their orders) nor encumber themfelves with prifonefe. Very many of the noble* of Caftille- were there flain : among the grfcateft barons who fuffered were fir Dangommes Neû-drich* fir DiegoParfament, don PedrodeRour-, mont»'fir. Marc de Verfaux, the grand matter of Calatrava, and his brother, who was that day created a knight, and called fir Diego Mbro, fir Peter Gouflart de Modefquë, don Pedro Gouffart de Seville, don John Rodrigo de la Rcftiffélle, with upwards of fixty barons and knights of Spain. There were not even at the battle1 of Nafara, when the prince of Wales de-feated the king* don Henry, fo many nobles of Caftife killed, as at this battle of Aljubarota, which wm-m-a Saturday, the feaft of our Lady, In AagQft 1385. . CHAP; Î85


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