The New Chronicles of England and France; In Two Parts

The New Chronicles of England and France; In Two Parts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... to passe any ferther, and also sayd that Peter was entred the contre, of whome they wolde holde and-on none other; W which answere he was fayne to retourn. In this while Charles had sent vnto his neuew__Philip, kyng of France, the which, w his power to reuoke Peter from Scicil, entred the lande of Aragon by Purpunyan, and tooke the cytie of Ieane. In whiche passe tyme Charles entred Scicill, and besieged Messerie; but the towne was so strongly fortyfied, y he lost there his labour. Wherefore helefte y siege, and yode into the playnes of seynt Martyne, and there taryed the cemynge of his sone, than prynce of Salerne. The pope' than accursed Peter, for asmoche as certayne worde was brought to hym that he had proclaymed l1ymsclfe kynge of Scicil, and, to the entent to styre the more people agayn hym, he gaue his lande of Aragon vnto Charles erle of Valoys, and sone of kynge Philip of Fraunce.. Whan Philip, as before is sayde, kynge of Fraunce, haddewonne Ieane, forasmoche as the wayes towarde Aragon were harde to passe, aswell for prouysions made by the enemyes. as otherwyse, the kyng, therfore, sought great aduyce, how he myght with leest, daunger wynne to his enemyes: & after many meanes sought, a Russilian was brought vnto the kynges presence, the whiche assured the kynge to gyde hym away into Aragon, wout y danger of his enemyes. Whereof the kynge, beynge glad, promysed to the sayd Russilian fredome and lybertie, with other great rewardes, whiche than stode as prysoner to the Frensshemen; after whiche promesse made, the kyng put hym and the more part of his hoost vnder the ledyng of the sayd Russilian, and for to blyndey more his enemyes, he sent a parte of his hoost towarde y mountaynes, to make a shewe as though all y...show more

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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740491
  • 9781236740496