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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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c Sir John Ferdinand Portelet was rejpiced çn hearing this, and faid to his companions, the brothers d'Âcoftp,—« My lords, Jet us advancef I beg of you $ for I will never enter town or caf~. tie until I have feçn our enemies, to offer theqi battle 3 and by every means attempt to recover their pillage and the prifoners they are carrying âway.1 He then added,—* JLawrence, difplay my banner for we fhall fpeedily come up with the enemy.* I inftantly obeyed this order ; and, as we rode on ^ta jpod pace, we foen faw the dust the Castillians made. We took advantage of the fun hieing in our back and overtook them. ' The enemy, perceiving us, halted, qnd fmw. up in good array, placing their prifoners an4 pl under on.one fide. We vrçere fo açftr each - other* that we could fpeak to tjbeap^apd noticed t brcct banners and four pennops j anJ wejudgçd they were full three hundred, all well mounted. JL will tdl you the names of the chains : • iflicre, were fir John Radighos de Castexfen^.a baron of Castille, fir Silvegrefie d# Alleges, fir.Adiou-tulle de Toledo, fir Joutaîle de Caffelle, fir John Iladigho% de Deure and Diostenfes d'Agoufev : ' 4 When we were thus near to e*çHothsrf both parties difmourçted, and the horfes given p the pages and varlejte; butbefareanyblow wasstrud^ there was a parley held by the leaders of each troop ; and, being prêtent, I heard ,wery thing., that "was faid. Sir John Portekt beçaji, by afk-, ihg them why thcjy had thus invaded and plun-dered Portugal? Sir Adioutille replied, that they had a right p invade any country they, ' ' ckor S§5


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