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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.7

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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.7
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1 Amurat remained with Ms army on the plains of Haute^loge. As it was to defend Chriftendom, ajl the knights to whom the count had written obeyed his orders and came to him, as did many more to whom he had not fent, but who had heard it accidentally, to fupport the faith and de-ftroy the infidels. The count had the forefts cut down and thrown acrofs the roads Amurat was to pafs, which he expected would have a great effect in checking the Turks on their march. The count, accompanied by ten thoufand Hungarians and as many crofs bows, entrenched himfelf and ipeij on each fide of a pafs through which «;hé knew Amurat muft march. He had alfo with him two thoufand peafants, armed with axes and wedges, to fell the timber and block up the road on a fignal given. When every thing was,pre-v pared, the count faid,—' Without doubt Amu-rat will come hither, fpr he has fent me word he would fo do : be therefore fteady and valiant p defending this pafs, fpr, fhould it be won by the Turks, all Hungary is in danger of being con* guered. Vf e are ftrongly pofted, and one man here is (equal to four. It will be more fqr ourfio? nour to periih in the field, defending the faith of JESUS CHRIST, than to live ig bondage, un-der thefe dogs of infidels, ' notwithftanding the courage and ability of Amurat.' ' c Sir/ replied they unanimously, c we will with you abide flie event : let the Turks come when they will, we are ready to receive them/ The Turks were quite ignorant of all this; for the pount, fearful left his plans fhould be difcovered by


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