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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
page 43



so- of Bourbon was arrived in Caftille, with a large body of men at arms from France ; and, as it /was fpoken of, this force was" multiplied to more ' than double its number. The country, at fir ft was alarmed, left the duke of Bourbon fhould march thither to reconquer fuch towns as had furrendered ; and though the duke of Lancafter was with Chem, and comforted them as much as lie could, they could not get rid of their fears. When the duke of Lancafter heard his eou-fin, the duke of Bourbon, was with the king of Castille at Burgos, he instantly fent to the king of Portugal, to entreat he would not difband his army ; for he knew not what the French might intend, now the country was in fo de- ' fencelefe a state. The king of Portugal, having difmifled his army, was defirous to oblige the duke, from the connection between them, and left Lifbon for Coimbra, whence he iffued a fummons, for all -men at arms instantly to prepare themfelves and march to Oporto, to the affistance of the duke of Lancaster, whofe illnefs would not fufter ' him to take the field m perfon, although he was daily recovering his health. The duke of Bourbon remained with the king of Castille at Burgos, where. he received the greatest honours from the king, the barons • and lords of the reatoa. Many councils were held, as to what they fhould now do : whether ta enter Galicia or return to France. The king and his ministers law very clearly which was moil to their advantage, and faid, when toge-tb&r+* Que couatary * tmmà and wafted % the .


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