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He was no more than four-and-twenty years of age at the death of Manuel, who
recommended him, in the strongest terms, to his successor : Imprimis vero hunc
Phranzen tibi commendo, qui ministravit mihi fideliter et diligenter, (Phranzes, l. ii.
In the mean while, his unfortunate Greeks were exposed to all the miseries of
exile and poverty; for the support of each stranger, a monthly allowance was
assigned of three or four gold florins; and although the entire sum did not amount
country irrecoverably lost. Instead of confining himself to a defensive war, four
years after the defeat of Warna he again penetrated into the heart of Bulgaria;
and in the plain of Cossova sustained, till the third day, the shock of the Ottoman
On the decease of John Palaeologus, who survived about four years the
Hungarian crusade j, the royal family, by the death of Andronicus, and the
monastic profession of Isidore, was reduced to three princes, Constantine,
Demetrius, and ...
The six miles of Phranza do not exceed four English miles, (d'Anville, Mesures
Itineraires, p. 61. 123. &c.). LXVIII. \-Y-4 Siege of Constantinople by Mahontt II.
A. D. 1453, April 6– May 29. or sallied into the field; but they soon discovered,
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