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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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were knighted, Thofe who Had advanced to the town won it, within four days, by aflault; but * the caftle was too ftrong, and relied all their at-' tacks. The lord v of Brehappe, whole name was, I believe, Corbadas, a very valiant man, iaved many- of his people within the caftle. He had three brothers, called Maladius, Balachius and Ruffin. After the capture of the town, the Chriftians " were feven days before the caftle, and attacked it many times, but they loft more than they gained. " , Thefe four brothers (hewed they were men of vatour by the defence they made. The French lords having well confidered the ftrength of the ' caftle, and that they loft more than they won, law plainly their attempts would be vain, and de-camped, for they had heard the king of Hungary was defirous to lay liege to Nicopoli. Thus was the fiege of Brehappe-caftle broken up, and the garrifon left in peace, but the town was burnt. The count de Ncvers and the lords of France joined the king of Hungary, who inftantly pre-pared to march to Nicopoli. Corbadas de Brehappe was well pleafed to ob-serve the Chriftians marching away, and faid,— € We fhall now be undifturbed for fome time : if my town be burnt, it will be rebuilt and recover - îtfelf: but t am furprifed that we have no news from our fultan Bajazet ; for he told me, the laft - time I fpoke with him in the city of Nicopoli, that be would return to this country the beginning of May. «35


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