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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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• pêê brought back by Ac Cypriote knights, was inftandy made known to the king of France and the dtike of Burgundy by fome merchants* who wrote to fir Dinde that he might inform them of it. King James was wife in making this prefent : he dreaded the king of France, and ail kings, for having murdered in the night-time his valiant brother king Peter, who had fought fo couragcoufly againft the Saracens, and had won from them the town* of Satalia and Alexandria j and they were more afraid of him than of all the other kings or emper-ors in €hriftendom. :. • King James had forely repented having com-mitted this crime, or being prefent when it was done ; and, not daring to continue in Cyprus, for the Chriftians would have put him to a difgraceful death, could they have caught him, he embarked on board a galley belonging to fome „ Genoefe merchants which was in the pprt of Nicofia, where the murder had been done, and fled to Genoa. The Genoefe kindly entertained him, and fome fay that this villainous murder had been inftigated by them ; for, fhordy after, they entered the har-bour of Famagoufta with a large fleet of galleys and men • at arms, which they took poflfeffion of, and have held by force ever fince. True it is, that the late king of Cyprus had a very promifing youth for his fon, whom he brought with him, in company with a knight who had travelled through Lombardy to Rome, the laft rime he had crofled the fea : this yourfi the Cypri-otes crowned tneir king on the afifaffination of his •* - _ father,


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