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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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not crofs tic Danube, we ought to crofs it, and enter his kingdom .of Turkey. The king of Hun-guy could lead thither one hundred thoufand men, including foreigners, which was fufficient to con-quer all Turkey, and even to advance to the king-dom of Perfia. If we gain a viftory over Ba-jazet, we (hall fo far fucceed, that we may con-quer Syria and the Holy Land, and deliver Jeru-falem out of the hands of the Sultan and the ene-mies of our Goo. In the cnfulng fummer, the kings of France and England will jointly raife a large force of men at arms and archers § and* when they fhall be united to us, nothing will be able to withftand fo powerful an army/ Such were the convefations of the French in Hungary. When the month of May arrived, be-ing difappointed in their expectations of hearing of the march of Bajazet, the king of Hungary fent fcouts acrofs the Danube to feek intelligence, and, at the fame time, ifTued his fummons for his power to alembic. The knights of Rhodes came thither in numbers during the month of May, looking for the arrival of the Saracens, but no nevtrs * was heard of them. The king of Hungary, on this, fent fome Hungarians, who were ufed to arms, and well acquainted with the country, be-yond the Danube, but they were as unfuccefsful as his former fcouts, in not meeting Bajazet : they heard that he was ftill in Afia, at Dajmafcus, An-tioch or Alexandria. The king, on receiving this informarion, called a council of his lends, and thole who were come ' - from '»0


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