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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
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and equipages, fpAnng no money to haw theta a* complete as poffibie. Their appearance was grandly magnificent, when they took the field from Buda, the principal city of Hungary. The conftable of Hungary had die command of the van divifion,. tocauft he knew the country well, and led with him a large body of Hungarians and Germans. Next to him marched the French lords, the con* (table of France, the covt de la Marche, the lord de Coucy, the lords Henry and Philip de Bar, and many more. With the kingof Hungary rode the greateft barons of his realm, as was proper, and by his fide John of Burgundy, who often converted with him. They were full fixty thoufand horfe: the infantry were few m number, indeed none but the followers of the army. The array of the Chriftians was noble andhandfome $ ami among the Hungarians were many crofs-bow men on horfeback. This army advanced until it came to the banks of the Danube, which it croffed in barges, boats and pontoons, prepared fome time fince for this purpofe. It was more than eight days before all had paifed over ; and as they landed on the oppofite fhore, they lodged themfelves to wait for their companions. ; The Danube divides the kingdoms of Hungary m4 Turkey. When the whole army had crofled, *hey were delighted to find themfelves on Turkifh ground, for they were impatient to try the courage of the Turks. After a council, they refblved to befiege a Town in Turkey called Comefte*, and • ComcOf. Q^Niffii made'


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