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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 397



{ . ;9P7 had been fo treated in cjofpïtç of theXiibpners ahd their mafter of Avis, whom thçy were fo eager to crown king ; apd that they would keep the fiege until they had won the town by ftorm or famine, when they would (hew mercy to none, • but put all to death* and give up the city to firç and flame. 1 • € The Liiboners, however, did not revenge themfelves fo cruçlly ; for,, whenever they made any prifoners, their king affor4ed them every comfort and did not fend them back with hurt of any fort. This made many of the army fay, he was a gallant fellow v thus to return good for evtL * During this fiege of Lilbon, which lafted upwards of a year, there were every week two or more ikirmifhes, Hi which many were killed and wounded on both fides. The town was be-fieged by fea as well a? by land; and thte be fiegers had plenty of all things, for pro?ifiops came to them from different parts pf Spain, ' The Spaniards made one courir up to -the. very gates pf lijbon : when Lowmo d'Acuuha (allied forth out of the barriers with his pennon, having the arnjs pf Acanba borne before %im9 accompanied by many gallant friends, and ex-cellent deeds pf arms were then done with lance and dart.' • : « By ray faith, Jjiwremcë/ faid the duke of Lancaster, ' of all the arm*, the Castillians and your countrymen ufet I Ipve the dart the best and like to fee it mfed:,they are very expert at . it; and I must lay, that whoever tbey hit with C « 8 it, V


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