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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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Ms • . de If evert, fhould be "known in France^ ind cat-ried thither by a French knight. Three knights, of whom fir James de Helly was one, were brought before Bajazet and the count de Never*,' who was afked which of the three he wifhed fhould go to the king qf France and to his father the duke of Burgundy* Sir James de Helly had the good fortune to be made choice of, becaufe the couùt de Nevers was before acquainted with him : he therefore faid to the fultan,—c Sir, I wifh that life pcrfon may go to France from you and from me/ This was accepted by Bajazet, and fir James de Helly remained with him and the other French lords ; but the two unfuccefsful knights were de-livered over to the foldiery, who maflacrcd them without pity. After all thefe things were done* every thing was quiet. Bajazet, having learnt that the king of Hungary was efcaped, refolved to march more into the interior of Turkey towards the city of Burfa, whither he would carry his prifoners, for he had done enough this campaign. He therefore dilbanded his army, more efpecially that part of it which had come from diftant countries. Thus was it done, and the army bfokf up, which had been compofed of men from Tartary, Perfia, Me-dia, Syria, Alexandria and Egypt, and from oçher diftant countries of infidels. Bajazet gave particular orders to fir James dc Helly, that whéhThe went to France, he fhould take his road through Lombardy, and fahite from him the duke of Milan § and it was the fukan's * " intention


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