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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 386



tfefe duke tppitfar lite good news. Thar annfc? fok* Jowed the vanguard of thecoaftabley whkfr had pr-rivéd at the ford, fie fquttë entered the river a* thdr guide-j and, when they few there was- not any danger^ all paffed in the bet manner they could. The van* having croffedr baked on the bank to guide the main army over. Sir John Holland kept his promife with the galician fquire, by giving him his liberty and a prefent j and he inftantly fet off for Medina del Campo, where the king of Caftille then was. Jt is a handfome and ftrong city in that country. ' • The duke of Lancafter and the king of Portugal rode in company, and came to this ford, which i* called Place-ferrade, where the gravel is found and firm. They croffed without difficulty, as did their armies : the rear divifion croffed on the morrow, and they all encapped themfelves on its banks. News was foon carried to Ruelles*, Cateferiesf* Medina del Campo, Vilalpando, St. Phagon J, and to the other towns and caftles in Caftille, that the Englifh had paffed the Duero, having difcovered a ford. They were much furprifed, and faid they puft have been fhewn it through treachery ; for, if it had not been made known by fome of the na-tives, they would never have found it out. There js nothing but what fooner or later is difcovered, * Ruelles, Q. I St. Phagon, Q. f Cateferies, Q. 17»


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