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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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our faith. In cafe the king intend to fend affift-ance to Hungary, whom can he fo properly ap-point as a leader than his coufin-gemian, your fon ? and you will fee that many knights will join his, company to advance their name/ The duke replied.—' You fpeak to the pur* pofe% and we have no inclination to check the ardour of our fon ; but we muft firft talk to the king, and hear what he fhall fay/ The fubjeâ then dropped ; but it was not long before the duke mentioned it tq the king, who inftandy com-plied, faying, he would dp well to go thither ; and, if he was in earned, he jtût only gave his coirfcnt, but would appoint him commander in chief of the expedition. It was puWifhed in Paris and elfcwhere, that John of Burgundy was to lead a large body erf" menât arms into Hungary, to oppofp the force of Baja?et j that, when this was done, he was to ad-vance to Conftantmople, craft the Hellefpont, enter Syria, gain the Holy Land, and deliver Jc-rufalea* and the holy ftpulahre from the hands pi th* * infidels, • and the hondftgç pf the fid tan. Knights and fquires began now to çolleéfc together, with other gentlemen who were • ddirous of ie»-nown. The duke of Burgundy, on the appoint-ment of his fon to the chief command, paid greater attention than before to the Hungarian ambaflfa-dors, who, perceiving the good will of the king of France and the nation, were well plcafed, and took leave of the king, the dukes of Orleans, Berry, Burgundy, the lord Philip d'Artois, count d'Eu . 807


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