Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Fourteenth Century Crusade and the Ottoman Invasion

From Nobility:
Having become master of Serbia at the battle of Kosovo in 1389, the Sultan Bajazet imposed his sovereignty upon John V and secured possession of Philadelphia, the last Greek city in Asia Minor. Sigismund, King of Hungary, alarmed at the progress of the Turks, sent an embassy to Charles VI, and a large number of French lords, among them the Count of Nevers, son of the Duke of Burgundy, enlisted under the standard of the cross and, in July 1396, were joined at Buda by English and German knights. The crusaders invaded Serbia, but despite their prodigies of valeur Bajazet completely routed them before Nicopolis, 25 September, 1396. (Read more.)

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