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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
page 380



CBAP.LIX. THE XING OF PORTUGAL AND DUKE OF LAN CAS- TEE UMim THEIR FORCES.—WHEN DISTRESSED TO CROSS THE RIVEE PUERO, A OAL10JAN SQUIRE, PRISON EE OF WAR, DIRECTS THEM TO A FORD. , JT is right, fince the matter requires it, that I now 'fay fomething of *he expedition of the duke of Lancafter, and how he perfevered in it, this feafon* in Galicia. I will continue it from where I kft ofti as 1 have a great délire to complete its hiftory. When the duke and his army had conquered the town and caftle of Orenfe, they halted there four days to refrefti themfelves, as Acre were plenty of provifions* On the fifth day, they departed, taking the road to Noya. They quartered themfelves, foe four days, in a large meadow along the river fide; but the ground was already burnt up by the great beat of the fun, and the water was fo bad that the horfes woyld fcarcely drink it : many that did fo died. Orders were given to diflodge and return to Orenfe j for the marihals, fir Thomas Moreaux and fur Richard Burley, had declared the caftle of Noya tp be impregnable but by a long fiege, with great expenfe of money, and many affaults., The duke of Lancaster, likewife, when there, re-ceived intelligence of the approach of the king, of1 Fortwgal and Ms army, confifting of three thoufand fpear» 367


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