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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 404



Squire, rit is but right I Should do lb; for I wel remember every thing that happened, as I wm# banner bearer on that day to fir John Ferdinand die Portelet, governor of Treutoufe, who began the&inpiii. •4 You muft, know my lord, that the king of Caftille had placed good garrifons in all his towns on the frontier, who, by collecting at times to-gether in one body, overran and much harraffed the country. It happened that feven Spanifb captains of high birth and valour, aflembled à body of three hundred lances, well mounted* Hith which they entered Portugal, and made a' great booty of pillage and prifoners. They might have returned into Caftille had they pleafed, but their pride and preemption urged them "t#" hoaft they would fee what the garrifon of Tren-toufe was made of. The whole country fled be-fore them, fo that the governor was apprised ôf the invafion. He called for his arms, on hear-ing the enemy were in the plain, and had his? trumpet founded, tq alarm the knights in the town. All armed in bafte, and, mounting their fteeds* fa&ed.out of their place, when, onmtif-tering themfelves, they amounting to full two hundred fpears. They drew up in good array, and fliewed plainly they wene in earneft to iptet their enemies On demanding from the run-aways, who were haftening to iave themfelves in; Treutoufe, where the CaftiUianstmght be found, they anfwered, not fer off ; as they were only marching at a foot's pace, on account of the quantity of booty they had with them. - . • €Sir0


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