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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.10

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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.10
page 137



"l28 eorfairs frequently watched them at fea, and wheA ftrongeft, fell on and plundered their (hips, car-rying their fpoils to this town of Africa, which was, and is now, their place of depofit, and may be called their warren. The Genoefe, to put an end ' to fuch conduct, and to fatisfy the complaints of their fubje&s, that were daily made to them from the ifland of Albe*, Siref, GuerfeJ, Boftan§, Gorgennen||, and from the coaft as far as the gulph of Lyons to the iflands of Sardonnef, Fineffee**, and even from the ifland of Majorcajfj determined to make their fituation known to the court of France, and to offer to fuch knights as would undertake an expedition againft thefe .infidels, veflels and provifion, with a paffage thither and back free of all cofts, provided that one of , the king's uncles, or his brother the duke of Touraine (who, being young, ought to labour to gain renown^ would take the chief command* They likewife offered the aid of pilgrims, from foreign parts to aflift them, twelve rhoufand feleâ • Genoefe crofs-bows, and eight thoufand infantry armed with fpears and fhields, alFat their expenfe. They imagined, » Albe. Q. Elba, t Sire. Q. Cyprus. , • X Guerfe. Q. Corfica. § Boftan. Q. tl Gorgenn^n. Q. Gorgon a. ^ Sardonne. Q. Sardinia. *• Fineflc. Q. ft Majoica, &c belonged to the king of Arragon. that


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