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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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tìr any others, were not to be compared to theiti. He had engaged and placed iiï the different ports of Marseilles, Aiguefmortes, and Narbonne, and in the neighbourhood of Montpelier, fuch a quantity of fhips, carracks, galleys, and barges, as might tranfpprt forty thoufand men at arms and their flores. He laid in a large flock of bifcuit, wines, frefh water, fait meat, and all other provi fions, in fuch plenty^ that there might be fufficient, even if they remained there three years. He fent ambafladors to the king of Hungary, who( was a right valiant man, to requefl, that he would make himfelf ready, and open his country to the pilgrims of God. The king of Hungary confented to it, and very willingly returned him anfwer, that he was prepared. In the fame manner the king fent information of1 it to the king of Cyprus, Hugh de Lufignan, and to the king of Sicily, who made to this end the heceffary preparations. The king fent alfo to the Venetians, to beg that' their frontiers might be opened, and fufficient guards and provifionë collected, which they coraplied with,-as did the Genoefe, and all that coaiL Hé difpafched the great prior of France into the ifland of Rhodes to make preparations there ; and the knights of St. John made an agreement with the Venetians foi* them to vi&ual the ifland of Candia, Vhichwas under their dependence. In fhort, there tytfre properprovifions made every whereto receive the


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