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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
page 343



TCIÏAP.XLV. ' THE KING OF ARMENIA RELATES MANY STORIES OF THE TURKS AND TARTARS. Y j^HE king of Armenia, on his firft arrival in France, was well entertained by the king and his lords, as was • proper, for he had come from a far country. • They gained from him in-formation refpecting Greece and Conftantino-ple ; for he was well queftioned concerning the power of the Turks and ^Tartars, who had driven him out of his kingdom. . To their ques-tions he anfwered, that the cham of Tartary had always made war upon him, and had at laft overpowered him. ' And this cham ofTartary, is he fo powerful ?* € That he is indeed; for he has, with the afliftance of the fultan, con-quered the emperor of Conftantinople.' The lords then afked if Conftantinople were under the law of the Tartars. * Oh no/ replied the king: * the cham and fultan having continued the war on Conftantinople for a long time, it was at length agreed, (for otherwife the empe-ror would not have had peace) that the empe-ror of Conftantinople, who was fon of Hugh de Lufignan and Mary of Bourbon, fhould give his fon in marriage to the cham ; but notwith-ftanding this union, he was to enjoy his own laws and privileges.* Jjjje * FrouTart mint have been mifinformed ; for I fee by An-derfon's Royal Genealogies, that John' Pakologus muft have 335


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