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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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great pomp, in the cathedral Church of* Coim-bra dedicated to St. Mary, on Trinity-day in the year of grace 1384. The king on that day created fixty knights, as well of his own as from foreign countries. * There were magnificent feftivals at Cpim-bra, ^hich 1 ailed for two or three days* The barons* counts, knights and fqurres, who held fiefs of the crown » renewed their homage ; and the king fwore to govern thç realm with jufiice* and to maintain all their rights. The people (wore to obey faithfully the k*ng and his heirs after him» whether male or female* and never to defert him until death. Thus paffçd the Co-ronation of the king of Portugal. » 9 The king of Caftille,. on hearing that the Portuguefe, and particularly the commons, had crowned the mafter of Avis king, and had fworn tp him homage and fidelity,. w$s more penfive than before ; for be did not imagine £hey would have beerf in fuch hafte to crown him, as he had ui his army fo many of the nobles of Portugal, lie faid to thofç near him,—* I fee clearly that by fair or foul means I muft conquer what is my own* if I wiftito poffefsit ; for there will çever be any peace between Caftille and Porjpgal until the Portuguefe have made anjends fox what they have done/ • 4 After the coronation, the king went to Lisbon* where he remained, and attended diligently to the a flairs of the kingdom, at the fame time endea-vouring to acquire the affection of his fubjects. He feat knights and fq.uires to all his garrifons on. 59§


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