The Chronicles of England, France and Spain; And the Adjoining Countries, from the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II, to the Coronation of Henry IV.

The Chronicles of England, France and Spain; And the Adjoining Countries, from the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II, to the Coronation of Henry IV.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... power to detain and vex them. However, when he knew the truth of it, he did not seem much affected by it: nevertheless, he spoke to sir Bertrand du Gueselin, who was still with him, as follows: " Sir Bertrand, think of the prince of Wales: they say, he intends to make war upon us, to replace by force this Jew, who calls himself king of Spain, upon our throne of Castille. What do you say to this?" To which sir Bertrand replied: " He is so valiant and determined a knight that, since he has undertaken it, he will exert himself to the utmost to accomplish it. I would therefore advise you to guard well all the passes and defiles on every side, so that no one may enter or go out of your kingdom without your leave. In the mean time, keep up the affections of your subjects. I know for a truth, that you will have great assistance from many knights in France, who will be happy to serve you. I will, with your permission, return thither, where I am sure of finding several friends: and I will bring back with me as many as I possibly can." " By my faith," replied king Henry, " you say well; and I will, in this business, follow everything you shall order." Not long after, sir Bertrand took leave of king Henry, and went to Arragon, where he was received with joy by the king; with whom he remained fifteen days, and then departed. He continued his journey to Montpellier, where he found the duke of Anjou, who was very happy to see him, as he loved him much. When he had passed some time there, he took his leave, and went to France, where he had a most gracious reception from the king. When it was publicly known through Spain, Arragon and France, that the intentions of the prince of Wales were to replace don Pedro in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520459
  • 9781236520456