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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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plied, by adyifing him to march away to lifbon, adding, that as foôn as they fhould know he had gained that town by affection or force, they Would fend him the keys of Valenza, This anfwer being agreeable to the king of Sp^ia, he marched away. Another town Called Scarpa, which the king wifhed to gain, made a fini--lar ànfwer. Other towns did the fame, fq that he took the road to Lifbon ; for he imag^ned^ -if he could conquer that city, he would focro. matter the remainder of the country. Wherever the king marched, he carried his queen with him, to fhew the Portuguefe that it was in her right he claimedthe crown, and that he had. a juil caufe for fo doing. 4 Don Jfohn of Caftille arrived with hi* whole army before Lifbon, and by his manner of form* ing the fiege plainly fhewed he would npt break it up until he had it in his power. He menaced the matter of Avis, who was within the town, that if he could take him, he would put him and all the other rebels to an ignominious death, € The army of don John was very numerous i and the Caftillians and the French* who had come té ' his affiftance, ' haçl fo clofelyfurrounded • Iif-bon, that no one çoutdjîûme.ouJt-01: go-in with-out danger of beihg taken. When any Portu-guefe were made prifonerfc by thé Caftillians î£ afkirmifh or otherwife, their eyes were torn out, their legs, ,'arms or ot^er n^emhers were cut o4F». and in fuch maimed ft&te they were fent back to Liibon and bid tell their town's folk that they 38§


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