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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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CHAP. JXXlt THE KING Of PORTUGAL PROMISES TO ENTER CAS* TILLE WHILE THE DUKE OF LANCASTER FINISHES THE CONQUEST OF GALICIA, AND THEN TO UNITE THEIR FORCES. •JHE king of Portugal and the duke of Lancafter had a long conference together the day after this tournament, when, I believe, their plans of ope-ration were fettled. The king of Portugal having affembled his army ready to take the field, it was determined that he fhould enter Caftille, while the duke remained in Galicia to conquer fuch TOWNS and caftles as had not acknowledged him for king; and it was likewife refolved that if king John ' of Caftille made any movements which fhewed an in-clination for battle, they WERE to join their forces. It was judged, that if the two armies were always united, there would be difficulty in procuring fo-rcge for fuch numbers. Other evils might arife alfo, refpe&ing forage and quarters ; for the Eng-lifh are hafty and proud, and the Portuguefe hot and impetuous, eafily angered,. and not foon paci-fied. But, in the expectation of a battle, they would agree as well together as Gafcons. Having determined as above, the king of Portu-gal addreffed the duke of Lancafter,—« Sir, when I fhall learn that you have taken the field, I will do


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