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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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m will be lords of Caftille. It will be more for our honour to go to him than to ftay here/ They accordingly made preparations, and, leav-ing the caftle, procured guides to conduû them to Burgos ; other wife, "they would probably have fallen in jggi their enemies. They rode through Bifcay, and fkirted Galicia to Léon, where the king and queen at that time refided. When thefe knights waited on the.king, he received them very kindly, and inquired from them the news, al-though he knew enough. They told him of their opportune arrival at Corunna, as the englifh fleet lyas entering the harbour, wherein they found feven galleys and fhips of Bifcay laden with wine, of which the Englifh took advantage, for the mer-chants were foon eafed of the whole. * It is thus in, war,9 replied the king : c they were unwife, when they heard the englifh fleet were at fea, not to run fomewhere elfe for fafety/ c In God's name, fir/' returned the knights, c they had come thither for fecurity : they faid, their cargoes of wine were for Flanders, and having heard from the failors of Saint Andero that the Englifh were in the bay of Bifcay, and that the king of Portu-gal had fent them large fhips and galleys, it was natural to conclude they would have fteered for Portugal ; but they did the contrary, as it appears, and landing at Corunna, have entered Galicia/ Upon this, the king faid,—€ Now you knights from France, who are fo well acquainted with arms, and know more about warlike matters than my fubje&s, from being fb Jong trained to them, what


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