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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.8

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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.8
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" Sam* knights and fquires, of the interior part • of France, confulted together on this, and which' .was the belt road to Caftille. Several were of - opinion, to march by land, to avoid the dangers of the fea, and of falling into the hands of the englifh fleet ; but others faid, the road by land was long, and the intentions of the king of Na-varre were not quite clear ; for he was not much ' attached to France : that nation, he faid, had robbed him of his lands in Normandy ; but I know not if his complaints were juft. They were -doubtful what road to take; for, fhould they go round by Arragon, they would never arrive at their journey's end, At length they rëfelved to em* bark from la Rochelle, where they freighted eigh-teen ' veflels with their baggage and ftores, but did not take many horfes with them. ' • • * l^Then all was ready, and the wind favourable, they put to fea, and made for the coaft of Bayonrie ; for that was their line of dire&ion. They were 'three hundred knights and fquires who had volun-teered on this expedition* Among them were the lord de Courfy, fir John* Handoye, the vifcount de la Verliere, fir Peter de Veflammes, fir Guy lê Baveux, fir John* de Châtdftiorafit, the. lord de St; Liger, fir James dfc Fougères, the lord dé Bel-lanes, fir Triftan d$ Langurant, the lord Barrois des Barres, with many more. ' %' ' ' • • They arrived without accident, in the port of St. Andero, in Bifcay, on the 4th day of May W869 where they refted themfeltes twb days, and had th»r horfes and baggage difembarkçd, When they


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