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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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' After the glorious victory which king John had gained at Aljubarota, he returned in triumph to Liibon, not hearing of the Caftillians or French collecting in any bodies to continue the #ar. f The king of Caftille, with his queen, left Seville, and went to Burgos, and the remains of his array (hut themfelves up in different caftles and towns. The garrifons of both Ides fre-quently made war op each other. . It chanced that the count de Novaire, conftable of Por-tugal, entered Caftille, not far from Seville, having with him about forty fpears : he intended riding to Valverde, having heard there were m that town two hundred men at arms. When arrived ç.t the barriers he made a difplay of his Strength, as » figmai ttx$t he wilhed for battle ; bujt thofe wilMa rcoiwAed ftill,. mê. feeqied to pay no attention to him, though they were fecretly arming and preparing themfçlves. c Our peopje having paraded before the place fome.tipe in vain, turned afeout jpd teg^ their retreat homeward at, a foot's pace^ . They had not inarched a country league before they few the whole garrifon of Valverde following them full gallqp. They were led by a garant pxaa # 4pa&»:P^P % PtfiJta» «P«4 iwilfctr qf. tad «for- .of 5i. J^gcv who brought fhtna _ haad-fomeiy to the ohargç. The conftable • and his men inftantly difmounted, and gave their horfes; tç the. pages and varlqtç : having grasped tfeejg ipeys,. they -ppjft. a line. The Cafttlttau» wJbs/Hsare very numerous^-, wanted* to- capture • - • • their 41§


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