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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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been formerly acquainted with him ; and fortunate it was for him, as you will hear related, for to the greater part of the Chriftians, it was a difaftrous day. Before Bajazet appeared, inquiries ' had been made who were the greeted lords among the pri-ibners, and his interpreters had. been very ftrid: in their examinations, putting fuch aide not to be killed. The firft was John ' of Burgundy com-mander in chief, -then the count d*Eu, the count de la Marche, the lord dç Coucy, lord Henry de Bar, fir Guy de la Trimouille, and two more, amounting in all to eight. Bajazet would fee and talk with them. He eyed them long in filence, and thefe lords were conjured on their faith to avow if they were the perfons who had been fo named. He alfo refolved to fend for fir James de Helly, that he might affurc him of the truth, -On his coming, hç was remembered by the fultan, whom he had ferved, and was now pcrfe&ly- fe-cure from danger. He was afked if he knew thofe French lords who were prifoners at the bottom, of the tent, I cannot fay,' he replied ; € but if^ I faw thçir facçs, I fhould know them all.' H§ was éthen ordered to go near and examine them, and report truly their names to the fultan, for -that his determination would be according to what he fhould foy, He went near the prifonçr$, and, • bowing to thcrn, knew them all. He fold them his fortunate efcape, and that he h^d been fent by fhe fultan to fee if they were the perfons anfwer* injj to the names they had given theipfelvcs, . 305


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