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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 374



the true heir to the throne of Cyprus. This king James, although brother'to the late king, was not lo by lawful marriage, but a baftard, as was wel known to the Genoefe. . When they gave him the crown they mutually entered into fpecial treaties with ea£h other j and the Genoefe bound them-felves to defead his and his defendants' rights to the government againft all claimants : in confides ation of which-, they had many lordfhips and traits of land yielded up to them in the ifland of Cyprus. Every thing they did in the defence of king ]àmé% was to ftrengthen themfelves againft khe Venetians, and to open greater markets for their trade with the Saracens, for, as faftors, they have rtiany connections with them and others of their faith. King James, through the Genoefe, took great $ains to pleafe the king of France and his fubje&s, and it was in conference of this he had made Bajazet fo very rich a prefent, which was highly pleafing to the fultan and his minifters, who valued it much. It was fuppofed by many, that fir Dinde Dtfponde had urged on the Genoefe in this matter, as they were very warm in their endeavours to bring about a treaty for the deliver-ance of the Count de Nevers and the other pri^ foners. The duke and duchefs of Burgundy heard* with infinite pleafure, that the fultan began to tire of hiè prifôners, and would readily eiter into a treaty for their liberty. They fele&ed a valiant knight from the country of Flanders, called fir Guiflebrcth de Linrenghen, who was regent of \ • Flanders S7Ô


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