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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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any pcrfoft or army in the place, from Bajazet, to guard or defend it. On their arrival, they fotftod the fruits ripe, which was a great comfort to their. Many attacks were made on the town, but they were valiantly oppofed by the inhabitants, in the expectation of daily receiving reinforcements from Bajazet, their lord, to raife the fiege. None how-ever came, and the city was taken by ftorm, with great (laughter of men, women and children, for the Chriftians on entering it fpared none. When Comefte had thus been deftroyed, the king of Hungary decamped with his army, and advanced farther into Turkey towards 'the large city of Nicopoli j but, before he arrived there, he came to a town called Laquaire, where he- en-camped fifteen days, for it was fo long before he could conquer it. This was alfo taken by ftorm, and deftroyed. They then marched to another town and caftle called Brehappe, governed by a Turkifh knight, the lord of the place, who had with him a ftrong garrifon: m The king of Hungary encamped his Hen- • garians about a league diftant from it on account of water, for there was none nearer Brehappe ; but the counts de Nevers, d'Eu, de la Marche, and the lords de Coucy, Boucicaut, de Saimpl, de Roye, Henry and Philip de Bar, with more than a thoufand French knights and fquires, made their approaches clofe to the town. The count de Ne-vers had been created a knight by the king of Hungary, on his entering Turkey ; and, the day he difplayed his banner, upwards of three hundred were 234


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