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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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Went, and made himfelf known, faying he was come ' immediately, from Bajazet and Turkey, -and that he had been prefent at the battle of* Nicopoli where the Chriftians had loft the-day";"* and that he had' brotight certain * intelligence from the count de Nevers, and from the other French* lords with whom he had marched through Han* * gary. The knights of the king's chamber were pleafed to hear this ; ' for they knew the king, the duke of Burgundy, and many lords, were very anxious to leârn true intelligence from thofe doun^ tries. • They therefore rnade way for him to ap-: proach the king: when near, hè fell on his knees, as was right, and tôld al he hàdbéeh charged with,1 as well by Bajazet, as by the count dé Nevers and1 the French lords his fellow-prifoners. - The king* arid lords liftened attentively to all he faid, for they believed he was fpeaking the truth. Many queftions were afked, in order to hear a more de-" tailed account, to all of which he anfwered very pertinently, and to the fatisfa&ion of the king, who was greatly affefted at the lofs the king of Hungary and his chivalry had fufFered. He was fomcWhat comforted that the king of Hungary had efcaped death and prifon ; for he fuppofed that he would renew the war againft Turkey with vigour,. and have ample revenge on Bajazet. The king of France and his lords were rejoiced that the count dc Nevers and his few companions were free from danger of being murdered ; and, as they were now prifoners, the lords debated on the 313


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