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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 375



Flanders under the duke and duchefs of Burgundy, to go to Turkey and treat with Bajazet for the ranfom of the French lords. At the fame time, they fent for fir James de Helly, and entreated that he would accompany their ambaffador, be-caufe he was well acquainted with the countries he was to travel through, and with the court qf the fultan, promifing that his trouble and attention . fhould be handfomely remunerated. Sir James, having promifed to fulfil their conv mands, fet out in • company with the Flemifh knight : on their arrival in Hungary, they waited on the king, to deliver %ht letters which were in* trufted to them. The king received the letters , and knights with joy, in compliment to the kin$ of F ranee : he . was before acquainted with fir James de Helly. They informed the king, the objeft of their miffiçn to Bajazet was to treat for the releafe of hp prifc^rs, if he were inclined to liften • to them. The, jewing of Hungary replied, that it would be wçll done if they cpuld; obtain their . liberty for mçney and the attf^t,,w4$ worth trying, for nothing could be loft ,»byr chat» He offered thenji every, affittançc M hi? ppwer^ of' money or men, for which,.the knighp.^th^nke^ him. »-•,'',' . ', . (- .} . .., _ They had many difficulties to encounter, before they could enter into a perfonal treaty with $^ja-zet ; for it was firft neceffary that 'Rç J^mêsde Helly fhould wait on the fultan to obtain a pafTport ' for fir Guiffebreth de Linrenghen to travel through B b 2 Turkey, .371 *


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