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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
page 85



Before dinner, they had a conference oh thf (late of their affairs, how they fhould carry on the. war, and when "they fhould commence it. They refolved to order their marfhals to continue their attacks during the winter, which the king was to pals in Portugal, and the duke at Sant Jago $ and% it was fettled that,-early in March, they would unite their forces, and march to combat the king of Caftille wherever he might be, and whoever he might have with him $ for the Englifh and Portuguese, when united, would be full thirty thoufand men. When this had been determined, the king's council introduced the fubjeQ of a marriage with their king ; for the country was very defirous he would marry, as it was now time, and by it they would be much ftrengthened ; and they thought he could not make a better choice for himfelf, nor one more agreeable to them, than by intermarrying with the houfè of Lancafter. The duke, who (aw the attachment the king apt the Portuguefe had for him, and that he had need of their affiftance, as he was come from England tQ Portugal to regain his kingdom of Caftille, replied with a fmile, ad-dreffing the king j c Sir king, I have at Sant Jago two girls, and I will give you the choice to take whiph of them fhall pleafe you beft. Send thither •your council, and I will return her with them/ f Many thanks/ faid the king: f ybu offer me pore than I afk. I will leave my coufin, Catharine, of Caftille ; but I dertiand your daughter Philippa, bx marriage, whom I will efpoufe and pake my queçn/ At thefe wordfe, the conferqicç broke up, as it was ?s


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