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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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which ha would put under his obedience, but that each kingdom might follow its own religion .aid kws, owning him for their lord: that he would feign like Alexander of Maccdon, who for twelve years governed the whole world, as he was de-. feended fronV his blood. All afTented to what Bajazet faid, and agreed to his propofal. He gave opt three orders ; the firft, that every one who had made prifemers fhould produce them before him the next day ; the fe-i cond, that the dead fhould be carefully examined, and the nobles apd great lords be fet apart, and left untouched until he had feen them ; the third, that exaft inquiries fhould be made among the Ûaiir and prifoners after the king of Hungary, that he might know whether he was dead or alive. Thefe orders were fulfilled, for none dared difbbey them. When Bajazet had refrefhed himfelf, and change ed his drefs, he refolved to vifit the dead on the field of batde* for he had been told the victory had coft him dear, and that he had loft grçat num-bers of men. He was much furprifed to hear this, and would not believe it. He mounted his horfe, attended by his vizier, nobles and bafhawsi fotne faid his principal officers were his brothers, whom he would not acknowledge as fuch, dcr • claring he had no brothers. On his coming to the field of batde, he found what had been told him was true ; for where one Chriftian lay dead there were thirty of their enemies. The fight vexed him ninth, and/be faid *lond,—• This ha? been 803


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