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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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When the Genoefe, who were much attached to him, and with reafon, heard of his melan-choly end, they armed feven galleys, and fent them to Famagoufta, which they took by ftorm and Jacquet in it. They over-ran the greater part of the iftand, and would have deftroyed the whole had they not feared the confequences; but, the towns being ftrong and on the frontiers of Turkey, they left them in the hands of the natives. They kept poffeffion of Famagoufta, where they amafted great wealth from its plun-der, which they carried to Genoa, and alib Jacquet, who had murdered his brother, ' that the ftate might determine on his destiny. The late king of Cyprus had a fon, wlofe marriage the Genoefe procured, after whicE they crowned • Mm kia&g.* Jacquet, though offered * f Peter II. €f Petrin, afcended the throne in • 1379, when twelve years of age, under the regency of his uacles James and John, to the exciunon of hit mother. The day of his coronation, there arofe a difpote between the IbaMiflBr of Venice and the conftils of Genoa for precedency; mêr the court having declared in favour of the Venetians, tie Genoefe revenged themfelves for this affront, ki« by conquermc the whole island. Only two places made any refiftance, Fa-magoufta and Chèrines. The firft furrendered the 10th Oc-tober, and was pillaged during three days ; " the fécond fub-mitted about the middle of March following. The king was made prifoner, but recovered his liberty by the ceffion of Fa-magoufta, and the promife of one million of ducats to the Genoefe. * In the year 1375, at the felicitation of his mother, he caufed his uncle John to be affaûinated in his prefence, to re-venge SSI


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