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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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sm en the frontiers of Spain, for the king of Caftiile was now returned to Seville. • • • ' ' The .king of Portugal ordered fir John • Fer-dinand Portclet? an able and valiant knight,.4\iff of enterprife, to Treutoufe*, and with * him two excellent knights, fir Vafco d'Acofta^ and his brother fir William d'Acofta, and two hundred good men at arms well mounted* Sir John de Pereira was fent with «fifty lances to the* caftle of Leyria,: near Aijubarota; fir John James de Saules to Valepça, which is oppofiteto the Wwu 9f Tuy ; this place had turned to the Spaniards when they marched to Liibtai, and in it was m numerous garrifon of Caftihiaris and French. • / c Sir Nondeck Radigo, was ordered to Serpa with fifty fpears: to Oporto, Co*i*&pa and Qun; que the king fent none, for he knew the loyalty and attachment of thofe • cities to his caufe. Thus, as I tell you, were all the ftrong places gar*-rifoned, apd there were frequent ikirmilhes with one or the other ; in which, as muft happen, fcmetirocs one fide gained, fometimes another. There was, in particular, one celebrated fkir-mifli between the garrifon of Treutoufe and the Caftittiana.* * "... t * All, Lawrence,' interrupted • the duke, •€ do not -paft this over fiightly, but tell mé all the par-ticulars^ for my greateft delight is the hearing of gaUafttdeeds of arms.' « My lord,' replied the * * Treutoufe. It i§ tfaui in all my copies, MS. and printed ; but I cannot correct the mistake otherwise than by supposing it to mean Estremoy. " ' 1 ' • • ' • * fqqirc,


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