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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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they bad laden their horfes, they inquired where they could find the king of Caftille, and were told that he was then at Burgos, holding a parliament on the affairs of the nation* On leaving St. An* dero they followed the road to Burgos, and waited on the king, who was truly glad to fee them, and afeed the news from France, and which way they had come. They replied, 4 By fea from la Rochelle,' and that it was rumoured in France the duke of lancafter had raifed a very large force of men it arms and archers, to lead into Caftille or Portu* gal ; that it was not known where he intended to land, but that the king of Portugal had fent to him many (hips and galleys. The king, on hearing this, became penfive, al« though it was what he expe&ed, and did not at this meeting difpjay Ms courage j for he perceived, from every appearance, he fhould have a fevere war made on him. However, be entertained the knights very handfomely, and thanked them much for coming* Addreffing himfelf to fir Robert dt Braquemont, and his brother, fir John de Bra-quemont, he laid, f I defired you both, when you left me laft year, that on your return, you would bring me from PSarif feme tennis balls, that we might amufe ourfelres at that,game ; but I believe it would have been better I had defired you to bring good helmets and armour ; for I fancy we Jhall Ifaoa have much need of them/ € Sire./ replied the lord de Braquemont, € we have brought both ; for we can neither fight aor play 8


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