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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.11

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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.11
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excepting the ftrong town of ConichV filiated on the fea-fhore, which the Gendcfe had ftrongfy garrifoned and guarded, againft the Turks j for, If they had pofleffion of this place, they would griev-oufly harafs by fea the Cyprotcs^ and other Chrif-'tians of Rhodes and Candia. • * *: ' s The king of Armenia would gladly have feen a peace concluded between France and England, that fuch knights and fquires as wifhedfofddeds of arms might travel to Greece, and affiff hmrin the recovery of his kingdom- The king: received kindly his two uncles at Abbeville, and made thërti good cheer.- He afked how the treaty was going on, and how they were themfelves. They having related to him the true ftate of affairs, arid how all had paled, he was well contented, ' and tcftified his joy and wifhes for peace. ' • • In like manner, the two Englifttdukes, on their arrival at Calais, had written to the king of Eng^ land the demands and anfwers made to them', which, being fealed, were forwarded to him. In reply to which, the king had defired they would proceed in the treaty, for the war had lafted long enough, to the ruin of the country, and the laugh-ter of chivalry, and-thc great weakening of Chrifc tendom. 'This might,' he added, ' have ferions cônfequences ; for Bajazet with his Turks were advancing towards the kingdom of Hungary, and were now in Wallachia, as letters to France and England had brought information/ • Çonieh. The MSS. have Courch. Hi- . The


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