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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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its king : and know, my lord, that the Portu-guefe, _ fooner than be under the fubjection of the CaJtillians, would look for the moft diftant relation of any of their kings who had died without iffee. - 6 When king John of Portugal was arrived at Aijubarota, all thefe old ftoriçs were, told him. While the eonftable and marfhal were arranging their men, fir John Fernando de Portelet arriv-ed with his forty lancenien, having left the caftle of Ouremtbat morning. His coming gave plea-fure to all, find he was pofted in the divifion near the king's; perfon. • ' Wlien our army was drawn up in proper array, ' and we were waiting for our enemies, whofe numbers and ftate the fcouts had been fçnt tQ obferve, the king advanced to the centre, apd, baving ordered filence, faid,—* Gentlemen, you. have crowned me your king : now fhew y pur Royalty j for,. finçe I* am on the plains of Alji^barotaj t wjll never retreat until I have coijibatçd our enemies.* The army unani-jpouûf ~mîwered,—cMy lord, we will remain ftçady tp you, and, be aflured, will never turn our baclp.' . . " . * The tWQ armies approached, for the Caftil-Ipnp wçre defirous of battle, as they plainly (howed. Our fcouts were ordered to examine them narrowly, as to. number and order, that we might take meafures accordingly. They W*more than three hours returning, and we ^began #5


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