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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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He was then asked what the count Verd de Savoye had done with his gallant company of knights, fquires and men at arms. ' He replied, —cThat when the count de Savoye had come to Hungary, he had carried his war as far as he could into Turkey, but had made no great progrefc into the country ; that by his prowefs he had conquered the large town of Gallipoli and Limonia:* in the laft, he left a fufficiency of men to guard it, and, during the life of the king of Cyprus, he had always kept pofleffion of it, t( The moment the fultan and cham of Tartary heard of the king's death, they were no longer afraid of the emperor of Confiant in op le, but raifedan army of one hundred thoufand men, which they marched to Conftantinople, and from thence laid fiege to Gallipoli, took it by ftorm, and flew all the Chriftians within it. They made fo deadly a war on the emperor, that he would have loft every thing, if it had not been for the attachment the fon of the cham had for his daughter, whom he afterwards married. € This is a melancholy profpect for the times to come Î for the officers of the cham are al-ready in Conftantinople, and the Greeks only live there as it were by fufferance from them, if, been emperor of Conftantinople at this time. He was routed by C&itacuxemUj and reftored by the Genoeie, to whom he gave Lefbj&. He afterwards made peace with Cantacucenus, made him his colleague, and married his daughter. He died 1386, having reigned forty-fix years. ^# (jSKtnj* is a Imall island in the Archipelago, near bsfrWH ft** island and Stapalia. ^ therefore, 334


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