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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.7

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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.7
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with his brother Jacquet to have him put to death ; who himfeff flfew the gallant king in his bed.* It was an infamous act thu§ to affaffinate the valiant king of Cyprus., whofe thoughts were fotely occupied, day and night, on the means of conquering the holy land, and driving out of it the infidels. ' Philip de Meleres,f being chancellor to this king of Cyprus, had engraved on a monument he erected to him,J i& the chapter-houfe of the Ceieftins aft Paris, as follows : 18 Peter of Lufignan, fifteenth latin king of Jerafalem, fince Godfrey of Boulogne, and king of €ypre% by his magnanimous prowefs and e&terprife, conquered in battle, with an army ftipported at his own eoft, the cities of Alex-andria in Egypt, Tripoli in Syria, tayas in Armenia, Satalia in Turkey, with feveral other cities and towns from the enemies of the faith of JESUS CHRIST * Ammtr ejus requicscat in pate J' * He wm aflaffinattd by two- lords of his country whcfm he had ofièaàecL Biter tarnifbed, by his dehaaeterio and-cru-elly, the lift years of bm life, and even the glory be had at-qoired by his former exploits.—Art de Verier les Bates. f For further particulars refpecting Philip de Méfier», fee a memoir on that ftibject by MAe BoueÇ in the 17th vol. of ksMeMOTes de l'Académie- de* Ihftviptio&s» &c. atnéaib thft Iftwi pf• 4il of leu Aniiqmrei de Faé% pu* M. Sauvai. 'f Le. The "king of Cyprus. "In the original it ftands, Eft écrite'du dit roy de Cîpre «nu fomirqui eft au chapitre dès ' ' When • 330


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