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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
page 369



ses CHAP. XUX. THE LORD m COUCY Ali THÉ COUNT O'tV, CONSTABLE OF FRANCE, DIE IN* TURKEY, BEFORE THE TREATY FOR THEIR DELIVER-ANCE IS ARRANGED. A RANSOM IS AGREED ON FOR THE OTHER ' PRISONERS WHO WERS TAKEN AT THE BATTLE OF NICOPOLI. 1LTOU have before heard how fir John de Châ-A teaumorant and fir James de Helly were fent by the king of France and the duke of Burgundy as ambafladors to Bajazet, in Turkey, and of the fuccefs of their miffion. On their return to France they were well received by the king, the duke and duchefs of Burgundy, from the certain intelligence they had brought from the count dc Nevers and his feliow-prifoners. Thefe knights told the king they thought the fultan would readily liften to terms for their ranfom, for they had been fo given to underftand by fome of his principal advifers, left the prifoners might die while in captivity, which was likely enough to happen, from the dif-ference of air and diet, and they would not m that cafe gain any thing by them. Thefe words enr couraged the duke and duchefs of Burgundy to exert themfelves in procuring the ranfom of their fon and heir, and they were occupied day and night in devifing means to open negotiations with the fultan. The duchefs faid this battle of Nico- ' poK,


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