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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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The king of Caftille had that day ordered m knight of his houfehold, called fir Peter Harem, to bear his helmet. This helmet was encircled with gold, and might be worth twenty thoufand francs. % The king intended wearing it at the battle, and had fo ordered it the morning he marched from Santaren, but did not do fo ; for, when the army was forming, there was fo great a crowd round the king, the knight could not come near, and, not hearing himfelf called, he ceafed to attempt it.. Shortly afterwards, he heard that the - Portuguese had gained the day, and faw his own army flying in all directions : fear-ful of lofing fo rich a jewel as the king's helmet, that was valued fo highly, he put it on his own head,.not to.lofe it nor have it ftolen from him by meeting the enemy, and fled : he did not fol-low the road to Santaren, but took another, which led to the town of Ville Arpent. Thus did they difperfe, fome one way, fome another, like to people thunderftruck and difcomfited ; but the greater part made for Santaren, where the king arrived in the evening, confounded and caft down. After the defeat of the Spaniards at Aljuba-rota, the Portuguefe and Lifboners kept the field of battle: the flaughter was great, and would have been more if they had purfued the. enemy; for the Englifh feeing the enemy torn their backs, called aloud to the king of Portugal,— * Sir king, let us mount, our horfes, and fet out on the purfuit, and all thefe runaways fhall be dead men.'—' I will not,' replied the king: î.trhi 28?


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