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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
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very defirous of peace at almeft any rate ; for there were reports current throughout France, that Amurat had invaded, with. a powerful army of. Turks, the kfrfgdom of Hungary. This intel-ligence had becn brought by the elder lord Bou-ciçgut, iparfhal of France, and fit John de Cha-ronge *, who were lately returned from Greece aid parts of Turkey. ; The. king of France, when younger, had an aixious ^wifh to undertake an expedition againft Amurat, and ^recover Armenia, which the Turka bad feized from king I^eqp, who w^s then prefent at the • conferences at Amiens. He had ftated hb grievances to the dukes of Lancafter and York, who knew him well, for he had been in England* to offer his mediation for peace between the two çoijntries, whçn the king of Jrance was encamped near Sluys. . . The king of Fraqce, weighing thism invafion of the Turks in his ^nind, and his former promifes of fuppptt to the king of Armenia, thus fpoke to the fluke of Lancafter .when he took his lçave,—c Fair çpufin» if p^acje fta!! be eftablifhed betwçen us and the king of England, we may undertake an expe-dition to Turkey, to affift the king of Armenia ,and the emperçr of Conftantinople, whom Amurat ffeffes yery hard, and recover Armenia from the hpids ,ef the Turks. ' They tell us that Amurat- fs * The MS. has Carotige, which is more probable, for he weriton a pilgrimage to the ' Holy Land after his combat wità Ja*ieèleGiïi. t • . • . , . . .aman • • • 354


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