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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 245



Chrtftian army, amounting to nearly one hundred thoufand men. Corbadas de Brehappe and his brother Maladius gained admittance into the town, to the joy of the inhabitants. Balachius remained in the caftle of Brehappe, and Ruffin took the firft opportunity of fetting out, piffing thç Chriftian army in the night, for he was well acquainted with * the country, and croffed the Hcllefpont to learn intelligence where Bajazet was. In truth, Bajazet was at Cairo with the fultan of Babylon, to folicit his aid, and there the Turk ibund him. When Bajazet faw him, he was much furprifed, and imagined fomething extraordinary had happened. He called to him, and afked how things were going on in Turkey. € My lord,' replied he, c they are very anxious to fee you there, for the king of Hungary, with an immenfe force, has croffed the Danube, and invaded the country. They have commited great deftru&ion, and burnt five or fix of your inclofed towns : when I left Brehappe, they were marching tQ NiCQpolL My brothers Corbadas and Mala-dius hav thrown themfelves, with fome men at arms, into the town to affift in the defence. You ntutt know, that in this army of the king of Hun* gary, therf is a body of Frenchmen, the moft gallant and beft appointed that can be fcen. It bthcyves you, therefore to fum mon your friends aad vafTails, and haiien to Turkey with an army powerful f Hough to drive thefe Chriftiaçs acrofs the €37


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