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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 51



ftortn, they would not have treated it fo cruelly. At the time this was told the king, the twp above-named knights were with him, and were feverely reprimanded by him and his council. They ex-cufed themfelves, faying, —'That as God may neip them, they were ignorant of the intentions of their men : they had, indeed heard they were much difpleafed with the inhabitants' of St. Pha-gon, who, on their coming to Caftille, had mur-dered many of their companions, for which revenge had lurked in their hearts ; but that, in truth, they thought it had been forgotten.* ' • The king of Caftille was forced to pafs it over, as it might have coft him more had he thought of punifliing it; but he was very ill pleafed with thefe two commanders, which he fhewed, when they took leave of him to return to France. Had he been contented with them, it may be fuppofed they would have had more magnificent prefents. The duke of Bourbon, his knights and fquires, having quitted the king to his fatif* faction, and left the country firft, had carried off the flower of the prefents. The French marched out of Caftille in various Birections, fome through Bifcay, others through Arragon. Many knights and fquires, who had lived on their pay, difdaining to plunder, return-ed poor and forrily mounted ; while others, who had feized on whatever they could meet with, were well furnilhed with gold and fil ver, and heavy trunks. Thus it happens, in thefe adven-tures, fome gain and others lofe. The king of Caftille was very much rejoiced when he found himfelf «id kingdom freed from fuch men. CHAP, 38


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