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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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The captain replied,—( We wifh to follow the di&ates of reafon, and acquit ourfelves loyally to-wards thofe to whom we owe obedience. We know well that the duchefs of Lancafter is daughter to don Pedro of Caftille ; and if that king had reigned peaceably in Caftille, ftie was heirefs to his crown, but things are altered j for the whole kingdom turned to the obedience of his brother, king Hen-ry, by the fuccefs of the battle of Monteil: we all fwore fidelity to him ; and he was acknowledged king as long as he lived : after his deceafe we all fwore obedience to don John, his fon, who reigns at this moment. Tell us how thofe of Corunna afted ; for it is impoffible but that, dpring the month you lay before that place, fome negotiations pad treaties were concluded.1 ^ Sir Thomas Moreaux anfwered,—* You fpeak truly : we have had indeed negotiations with thofe of Corunna, otherwife we Ihould not have marched hither, though that town is double thp ftrength of yours. I will tell you what they have done ; they have entered into a compofition with us. by de-claring they will a& in the fame manner as you do; but, if you force us to the affault, they will not follow that example. If Galicia furrender to my lord duke and his lady, they will furrender alfo, for which they have given us fuch pledges as are fatisfa&ory.' * Well/ replied the captain, c we will agree to this : there are many large towns and cities in the realm: ride on, therefore, and leave us in peace, ' ' • * " • ' for 22


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