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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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who was waiting for him ; and a taafent was agreed on, which, if I recolleft, was fix thousand francs. The gâtes were thrown open to the army, who quartered themfelves in the town and refresh-ed themfelves there two days. • •• - The marfhai gave the place as a garrifon to fir Evan Fitawarren, who had under Mm two hun-dred men at arms and four hundred archers: he held the place upwards of eight months: but the ranfom-nioney went to the duke of Lancafter, the marfhai retaining one thoufiind francs. ' • • After this furrender of Vllleclope, the marihal returned to Sant Jago, which was Ms head-qtmv tfers, for the duke was défifbùs «f having him near his perfon. At times, he marched to the borders of Caftille, to alarm {thfe French j but m general fhç Engliih did not quit Galicia, whitfier the king of Caftille fent none to oppofe them ; for he wag adtifed not to attack-them with a large army, but to harafs them from his garrifons, and to wait for ficcouri from France. • . - - The duke's counfellors faid to him as follows t 9 My lord, it is necefary that you and the king of Portugal fhouid have an interview to confer toge* ther. " You write to each other, but that is not enough ;, for the French are a Subtle race, and fee farther into affairs than moft other nations* Should they, underhand, make a peace between the king of Portugal and the king of Caftille, who has at his court, as we have been informed, feveral of the great barons of Portugal, either by a marriage or otherwife, fo as to prevent you from having any affiftance ' 39


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