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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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€HAP, XXXIX. THE KING OF CASTILLE, AFTER HIS DEFEAT Mt AUUBAROTA, RETREATS TO SANTAREN.—THE KING OF PORTUGAL RETURNS TO LISBON.—A TRUCE IS CONCLUDED BETWEEN THEM. * f was defeated, the van battalion having been totally deftroyed, that fir Reginald de Li-moufin, his marfiial, was fiain, and that the flower of his own chivalry, as well te that of France* which had come fo willingly fo ferve him, were dead or difabled, he was mightily citft down, and knew not how to act. He faw his men flying in all directions, and heard them crying to him,—* My lord, march away :« it ifr Jime for you ; the battle is over : you atone efui+ not conquer your enemies, nor repair your loffes :• your men are running away on all fides, _ for every one now looks to himfelf : you know alfo,-it will be prudent, at this moment, to follow their example, and if fortune is now againft you, another time (he may be more favourable/ The king of Caftille followed this advice: he changed his horfe, and mounted a frefh one that had not been rode that day, and which had great fpeed. The king ftuck fpurs into himr turned his back to his enemies, and made for Santaren, whither all the runaways, who wi(he4 to iave themfelves* followed. .. . The HEN king Henry perceived that his army 281


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