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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.1

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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.1
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Whilft they were there, certain intelligence came %o the court of Rome, that the enemies of God were marching in great force againft the Holy Land? and had reconquered almoft the whole kingdom of Rafle*, and taken the king, who had been baptifed, and put him to the moil cruel death. The infidels alfo threatened the holy church and all Chriftendom. The holy father preached, on the facred feftival of Good Friday, before thefe two kings, on the fufferings of our Saviour, and exhorted them greatly to put on the crofs againft thefe Saracens. The king of France was fo much affefted, that he took the crofs, and entreated the pòpe to grant him his confent, which he did, and confirmed it by given hjm abfolutfon for allfins and faults, if confefled and truly repented of, and the fame to all thofe who ihould accompany him in this holy expedition. The kings of Bohemia and Navarre, and the king of Arragon, put on the crofs, as well as a number of dukes, barons, and other nobles, who were there : the cardinals of Naples, of Perigoni, of Qftia, and the cardinal Blanc, adopted it alfo. ' # Query, if not Rafcie, Rafcia, which is a country in Turkey in Europe. Jt is the northern part of Servia, and takes it's name from the river which empties, itfelf into the Morawe. Its principal towns are Belgrade, Semendrie, and Galombaz. This country had formerly kings of it's own. AUDRAN, IHc.Geo. i Rafle may alfo be miitaken for Lyai, in Armenia, where Caffanus, king of Tharfis, and feven thoufand Chrillians, were Sain by the Pagans about this period. BARNES , p. 5 6. The


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