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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
page 369



don Ferdinand,, arid now when he is dead,- Lo* renzo d'Acunha, the hufband of her mother, ftill exifts. For this reafon, the four cities of lifbon, Coimbra, Ourique, and Oporto, elected don'John, and crowned him king of Portugal. They would have a king from among themfelves, and noticed the great affection the commonalty had for the mafter of Avis. One of the chief caufes for this hatred of the Portuguefe to the Caftillians was, that after the marriage had been concluded between the king of Caftille with don Ferdinand's daughter, and it had been agreed that Portugal fhould, after the death of don Ferdinand, revert to Caftille, where-ver the Caftillians met the Portuguefe,, they mocked them, and faid, they fhould return un-der their obedience whether they would or not ; that they would keep them in fubjection and flavery, and teach them, like Jews and flaves, to obey their wills. The Portuguefe replied, they would never be under theirs nor the fubjection of any men in the world. Owing to fuch reproaches, they elected the grand mafter of Avis king, who was baftard-fon to don Pedo, king of Portugal. Don Fer-dinand, during his reign, • paid no attention' to his brother, nor ever imagined the Portuguefe Would, after his defceafe, choofe him their king, to the difparagement of his daughter ; but fo they did ; and don Ferdinand Audere was in the right, when he advifed the king to have him put to death, for the people had too great an affection for him. The king would never confent to this, A a 4 . faying 559


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