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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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to Liibon, Oporto or Corutma. To this council thé portuguefe admiral and his captains were called, and it laftedi fome time. Don Alphonfo Vietat faid, that he had been ordered to England for their fervice by the king of Portugal, by whom they, would be made heartily welcome, fhouid they land in his country ; for he was expe&ing thçm, and would be much gratified by their coming. ' Upon this, they determined to make for Oporto, which is but thirty leagues from Lifbon ; but they altered their mind, faying it would be more honourable to land on the enemy's coaft, and that by fo doing they fhouid the more alarm them. They then fleered for Corum.f, and, having a favourable wind, were not more than five days failing thither from Breft : they caft anchor in the road, to wait for the tide, as it was too low water when they arrived to approach near the fhore. I will now fpeak of the french knights, fir Bar-rais des Barres, fir John de Châtelmorant, the brothers de Braquemont and the reft, who had fet out on a pilgrimage to St. Jago de Compoftella. After they had made their offerings and prayers to the fhrine of St. James, and were fitting at their, inn, news was brought by thofe who were guard-ing the coafts, that the englifh fleet was in fight, and fhewed a difpofuion to land at Coruqna. Be-fore their baggage was unlpaded, or the faddles had been taken • from their horfes, they mounted them again, faying they mud haften back to Co-. rpnna^ to defend the port ; for, fhouid the En-glifh unfortunately gain the caftle and town, they _ ' would 15


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