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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.9

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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.9
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fpace of fix days, he departed, and went to Valencia. It was there he firft heard that the Englifh army had retreated, and that fir John Holland hacl led the greater part into Navarre ; that there had been a great mortality among the Englifh; and that his coufin, the duke of Lancafter, lay dangeroufly ill at Sant Jago : the report was, that he was actually dead. " Notwithftanding this intelligence, which rendered his march ufelefs, he continued ad-vancing, and informed the king of Caftille of his arrival, who was much rejoiced thereat, and appointed the city of Burgos for their place of meeting. The ting ordered all things to be properly prepared in that city for his reception, and went thither; for many of the French, who were with him, were anxious to fee the duke of Bourbon. The duke, having paiTed Valencia and S^ragofla, entered Caftille and came to Bur-gos. ' He was moil kindly received by the king, barons and prelates of the realm. Sir Oliver du ' Guefclin, conftable of Caftille, fir William de Lignac, fir Walter de Paflac, fir John des Barres, fir John and fir Reginald de Roye, and feveral knights of France, were prefent, who had left their garrifons to meet the duke of Bourbon. They had no longer any fears of the Englifh or Portuguefe, for they had all re-treated, and the Englifh had already given up thofe towns they had conquered in Galicia; for they knew that, as their army had left the country, they could not withftand the power of France. The news was carried to Galicia that the duke of


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