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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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foon as this marriage fhall have taken place, yott will fee them unite together and enter my king-dom, and, when united, they will prove too much for me.' c The french knights, to comfort him, replied, —« Do not be uneafy : if the Englifh gam on one fide, they lofe on another. We have certain intel-ligence, that the king of France, with upwards of one hundred thoufand armed men, has at this mo-ment invaded England, to conquer and deftroy that whole country. When that fhall be accompiiflied, and England reduced to a ftate of fubje&ion from whence it can never rife, the king of France and -his army will embark on board their navy, which is fo confiderable, and difembarkr during the courfe of the fummer at Corunna. He will re-conquer in one month more than you have loft during the year, and furround the duke of Lancafter in fuch manner that you will fee him fly to Portugal. Thus will, you be revenged of your enemies ; for be aflured, that if France were not at this moment occupied with the conqueft of England, you would have had, fome time fmce, three or four thoufand lances from thence. The king of France, Ms uncles and council have a great affe&ion for you, and are very anxious to put an end to your war. Never mind if the Englifh keep the field, and bor-row from you a little of your kingdom : before St John's day fhall come, they will be forced to reftore the whole of it back to you.' * Such were the conventions that frequently jaffcd at Validolid between the king of Caftille and Ms S3


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