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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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dighos, Peter John Gomez de Salnez, John Ra-dighos de Sar, and the matter of Avis, Fernando Radighos, all great barons. The conftable of Portugal commanded the rear battalion, cohfifting of five hundred fpears; with him were the count d'Angoufe, the count de l'Ef-calle, le petit Danede, Mondeft Radighos, Rode-rigo de Valconfiaux. Ange Salvefe de Geneve, John Anfale de Popelan, all barons and knights. • In this manner did the Portuguefe continue their march towards Santaren. They advanced by fhort marches, and halted every third day : they alfo lay by the greater part of the day. They arrived at Aljubarota, where they halted for two days, and took as many in going from thence to Ourem. At laft they came to Santaren, and quartered them-felves therein ; for they found the town had been abandoned fince the battle of Aljubarota, for fear of the Portuguefe, and the inhabitants had retired with their effe&s into Caftille* The caftles, how-ever, were well garrifoned with Bretons and Poi-tevins, who had been fent thither for their defence. The king of Portugal was advifçd to attack thefe caftles, which were fituated at each end of the town ; for he could not, in honour, pafs by, without at* tempting fome deeds pf arms ; befidds, as the Cat, tillians had conquered this place from the Portu* guefe, they wilhed to try if they could recover them. They had brought machines of war from Oporto, for they knew they ihouid have need of them oa their march. The king and his army were quar-tered in and about Santaren, which is footed a$ the 279


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