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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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Qeats and ten thoufand ferviceable men: fo that, when the two armies fhould be united, fomething eflential might be done |. for the duke had with him fifteen hundred knights and fquires and fix thou* fand'archers. This intelligence greatly pleafed the diikë : ' he decamped from before Noya where he had done nothing, and returned to Ôrenfe. He fent for his duchefs and ladies, declaring he would there wait the arrival of the king of Portugal. The king of Portugal and his marfhals, having taken poffëffion of Ferrol, marched for Ôrenfe to meet the duke of Lancafter. On their road, they came to Ville-de-Padron, which, at firft, fhewed fymptoms of rebellion, but, when the array appear-ed, they fubmittcd. The king and hia army re-mained in the town and adjoining country fifteen days, and greatly wafted its provifions,' notwith-ftanding a fufÇciency came to them from Portugal. Galicia was ruined by thefe two armies; and the weather was now become fo exceedingly hot, that none could venture abroad, after eight o'clock in the morning, without rife of death, t White the duke and duchefs of Lancafter re-mained in Orenfe, their men and horfet were fut fering greatly for want ôf forage and water : there were neither frefh grafs nor green food, for the ground was too parched for any feeds to fprmg. The whole country was burnt up ; and the Englifh were forced to fend their foragers twelve, fixteen, nay twenty leagues, for fodd for themfelves and horfes. Confiderwhat their difficulties muft have been* The knights and fquires of England found the


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