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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 237



JOHN OF BURGUNDY, COUNT OF NEVERS, PASSES TH1 DANUBE. WITH HIS ARMY. AFTER THE CAPTURE OF SEVERAL PLACES, THE TOWN Of NICOPOLI IS BESIEOED*. . • ON the arrival of the count dc Nevers with his army, which was compofcd of numbers f f valiant men from France and other countries, at Buda in Hungary, the king gave them a moft heart)- reception, as indeed he ought, for to ferve him were they come. It was the intention of the king of Hungary, before he took the field, to ob-tain fome certain intelligence of the movements of Bajazet ; for he had given him notice fince laft Fe-bruary to increafe his forces, as he would in the courfc of the month of May lead an immenfe army to crofs the Danube and offer combat to the Hungarians. Many wondered how this could be done t bpt others replied,—« nothing was impoffible to man ; that as Bajazet was of great valour and enterprise, and had faid he would do fo, he would furcly aç-complifh it ; but, if he failed in his threat, and did •* Nicopoli,~on the Danube, in Bulgaria, fiity leagues N.W. from AJrianopîe. It is famous for the battle, in 139}» between Sigifmond king of Hungar/and Bajazet. Sigîfraood M Ac battit and twenty tfiob&nd men 5 bit it cot Bajazet fixty tiwtfat^ who *w kft dfa4 0* the n*)*. . . •


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