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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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James de Helly for having brought him intelli-gence of his fon : he made him many rich gifts, and retained him for one of his knights, with a % penfion of tvfb hundred livres a-year during his life. The king of France alfo, and the lords of the court, gave him handfome prefents. He in~ formed them he was bound to return to Bajazet, after he fhould have delivered his letters, as he fukan's prifoner; for he was fent fblely with a view to publifh Bajazet's vi&ory, and to fay what lords had perifhed or been made prifoners at the battle of Nicopoli. This feetned reafcnable, and the king, the duke of Burgundy, and fuch lords as were at Paris, prepared to write to their friends and relations who were prifoners. It was determined in counoil, that the king fhould fend fomc knight of renown, _ prudence and valour to Bajazet, who, having delivered his meflage was to return with more detailed ac-counts of the ftatc of the prifoners,- in afc fir James de Helly were not permitted fo to do by the fult^n, whofe prifoner he was. §ir John de Châteaumorant was fele&ed for this embafiy, }a* being-every way qualified for it. . Sir James de Helly was afked what jewels or prefents would be moft acceptable to the fukan* that the count de Nevers and the other prifoners ipight fare the better. The knight laid, that Ba-jazet took great pleafure in viewing fine tapeftiy, from Arras or Picardyt which represented ancient hiftories : he was alfo fond of gerfalcons : but he thought ipf fine linen. f|#p Rhicms, andr^ fcaiiet v' cloths^ $1«,


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