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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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# s (or it then contained ail Arragon, Navarre, âxfcay* Oporto, Coimbra, Lifbon, Seville, Cordova,, To-ledo and Léon, and thefe formerly were conquered by this great king. During his long refidènce in Spain, Aquin, king of Bugia and Barbary, aflembled an army and embarked. for Brittany, where he landed at the port of Vannes. He brought his wife and children with him, and, having eftabHflied himfelf and his army in the country, proceeded to irtake further conquefts. King Charles was duly informed of what was palling in Brittany ; but he would not let it interfere with his prefent undertaking, faying, 'Let him eftablifh himfelf in Brittany : it will not be difficult for us to free the country from him and his people j but we will firfl: complete the conqueft of this country, and fubmit it to the Chriftian faith.' € This king, Aquin, built a handfome tower on the fea-fhore near to Vannes, called the Glay, wherein he took pleafure to refide. • When Charle-magne had accomplifhed his expedition to Spain by the delivery of Galicia and other provinces from the Saracens, whofe kings he had flain, and, by driving out the infidels, had brought the whole kingdom under the Chriftian faith ; he failed for Brittany, and gave battle to king Aquin and his adherents, with fuch fuccefs that the greater part of the infidels were killed and king Aquin forced to fly, in a veffel that lay ready prepared for him at the foot of the tower of Glay. He was fo hard preflfed by the French,-he could only embark himfelf, his wife and foraç


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