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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
page 356



«The captains, who were ontfteir knees, re-plied, they would cheerfully obey his com-mands, and then marched off with the fixty thou-fand men. Among them were twenty thoufand of the moft able and beft armed of the Turkifh army, who formed the van battalion. When they came to the mountains on the frontiers of Lazaran, the van, finding no one to oppofe them, entered than, under the command of the duke of Mecca and the governor of Damietta, and paf-fed the ambufcade of the count de Lazaran. As foon as the count and the Hungarians faw they had entrapped their foe, they began to work, by cutting down the foreft trees and laying them acrofs the road, fo that it was quite impoflible for Hie Turks to retreat or to advance, for the paffage was entirely blocked up. c Thus were twenty thoufand Turks inclosed, who-were fo vigoroufly attacked by the Hunga-rians from each fide of the foreft, and with fuch good effect that all were flain. Not one efcaped death, not* even the two commanders. Some few attempted to fly, but* were purfued through the wood and- killed. c The reardivifion, unable to advance through the fallen foreft, returned to Âmurat, and re-lated the unfortunate event which had happened' to his arçny. He was very penfive on hearing it, and fummoned his council to confider what was to be done, as he had loft' the flower of his army,' The 346


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