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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 377



From the information I had, I am îicltncd to believe ' that the king of Cyprus fent fome of Ms abîeft counfellorâ to pufh forward the negotiatiofts With the fultan, in compliance with the felicita-tions of the king of France and the duke of Bur-gundy. The lords de Mathelin and d'Amine, two great barons of Greece, and much in favour with Bajazet, interfered alfo in the matter, according to the requefh that had been made them from Ffancp, otherwifc they would not have troubled themfelves about it. • ^ Turkey was an extenfive country, and not con-venient to travel through, to thofe unaccuftomed to ft : tiajazct, therefore, as foon as he had con-feitted to a treaty, refolved that all the French pHfoners: fhould be conveyed to Burfa, where the whold btifinefs Ihould be concluded. Thofe lords wefrè broti£ht thither, to the amount of twenty-five ; but their conductors, the Turks, treated thërri ïcandaloufly en the road, by beating them forward* for they had purpofely badly mounted thtm, and their horfes would only go at a foot** pace r for this _ they were beaten by the Turkic t?hb heard, very unwillingly, that they were to havetifeirlibfcrty. ; ' • Oh their arriva^ it Burfa, where the negotiators frortr the" king of France, the duke of Burgundy, the king eff Cyprus, the Venetians and Genoefe were waiting to receive them, diey had more li-berty than when in the prifon* of the faisan : but, notwithftanding it was known they were to be ran- fomed, ! -373


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