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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol 8

Asia, part I

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Author: Richard Hakluyt
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,172 / 329 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.2
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 785
mnybks.net#: 3150
Genres: Nautical, History, Travel
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tions of kingdomes, warres of infidels against the Christians, and victories of the Christians against the infidels. And as they wondered at these relations, he declared vnto them the passion of the seuen Sleepers, with the proportion and shape of cache of their bodies (which things, no man liuing had as then committed vnto writing) and that so plainely and distinctly, as if he had conuersed a long time in their company. Hereupon the earle sent a knight, the bishop a clearke, the Abbot a monke vnto Maniches the Emperour of Constantinople, with the letters and gifts of their King. Who giuing them friendly entertainment, sent them ouer vnto the bishop of Ephesus; and wrote his letters vnto him giuing him charge, that the English Ambassadours might be admitted to see the true, and material habiliments of the seuen Sleepers. And it came to passe that King Edwards vision was approued by all the Greeks, who protested they were aduertised by their fathers, that the foresaid seuen Sleepers had alwayes before that tim

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