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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
page 194



J86 . ' boured under from the prince, or thofe employed f)y him. • 4 Thus was the war renewed with more invete- , racy than before, to the deftruétion of the people and country, as well as the weakening the faith of GOD. This laft is fo fenfibly felt in Chriftendom that the enemies of our faith, much emboldened* have already conquered great part of Greece, and the empire of Conftantinople, through fault of not refilling a Turk called Bafant, furnamed Amora-baquin*. He has conquered the whole kingdom of Armenia, with the exception of the Angle town of Courch, firuated on the fea» (bore, like South-ampton or Briftol in this country. f * Thé Genoefe and Venetians hold this againft the Turks ; but they cannot long withftand the power of Bajazet, emperor qf Conftantinople, who is of your blood, for he is the fon of Hugh de Lufignan, by the lady Mary de Bourbon, con-fin-german to the queen your mother. But (hould there be peace (as there will, if it pleafe GOD) between France and England, all knights and fquires defirous of glory, and of exalting their names, will haften thither, and afiift the king of Armenia to drive out the Turks from his king-dom. The war has continued too long between France and England, and all thofe who may any • This Amorabaquin, fo much disfigured* was the faltan Bajazet, who afcended the throne 1391. He was furnamed, like his father, 1'Anwrjath Bftcquio, -according to the M6S. in the Bridfh Mufeanu way


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