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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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it, unlefs strongly armed, he will be pierced through? * Indeed, my lord, you fay truly : for Ifaw more bodies transfixed at thefe aiTaults than I ever witneffed before in my life. We lost one whom we much regretted. Lorenzo d'Acunha was struck with a dart that paiTed through ' his plates, his coat of mail and jacket, though stuffed with filk, and his whole body, fo that he was felled to the ground. The fkirmish ceafed on ac-, count of the dead knight ; and thus was the lafly Leonora made a widow, in one year, of both her hufbands. f Lorenzo d'Acunha has much lamented, my lord, for he was valiant in arms, and prudent in council. After his death, his coufin called la Pouuaffe d'Acunha, was appointed governor of Lifbon. He made three çr four fallies on the Spaniards, in which he was victorious. The fiege of Lifbon was continued to the great difmay of the inhabitants : for no fuccour feemed likely-to come to them from'any quarter. When their "hopes began to fail df help from England, the king was advifed to embark for that country, as their ambaffadors had brought intelligence thence that affiftance would be fent;* and that your grace would bring reinforcements/ * In God's name, that is very true/ replied the - duke of Lancafter ; f for 1 was on the point of failing, having every thing prepared, when the war in Flanders broke out. The men of Ghent called on England for aid ; and they had given* to them all, or at leaftthe greater part, of thofe troops which I was to ' have led intb Portugal. . " ' • The * 388 ^


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