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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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fcarccly any dared fliew themfelves ; and this attack was long continued, many on each fide being killed or wounded. Towards evening, it ceafed, on the trumpets founding the retreat ; and the En-gliih returned to their camp, where they made themfelves comfortable, and attended to their wounded. Thierry de Soumain was fo badly wounded in the arm, at the barriers, by a bok from a crofs-bow, that it was necefTary to have it forced through the arm : he was upwards of a month unable to ufe it, and obliged to bear it in a fcarf. • ' While the marihal of the duke of Lancafter's army was thus overrunning and turning Galicia to his intereft, the duke and duchefs, with their chil-dren, refided quietly at Sant Jago. They heard frequently from the king of Portugal, as a conti-nual intercourfe was kept up between them on their mutual aftairs. 4 King John of Caftille held his court at Valido-Kd, attended by the french knights, whom he fre-quently confulted on the ftate of his kingdom ; for he was perfeftly acquainted with every thing that was paffing around him. He faid to them,-—* My fair firs, I greatly marvel that no fuccour comes to me from France, to affift me in my diftrefs ; for my country will be loft, if no reinforcements ar-rive to prevent it. The Engliih keep the field; and I know for truth, that the duke of Lancafter and king of Portugal have had an interview,, and that the laft is to marry one of the duke's daugh-ters, for (he has been betrothed to him ; and, as foon


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