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THE HISTORY OF SIAM.
On his return in 1385, the King of Siam took vengeance, drove the Cambodian monarch from his capital, took his son prisoner, and left only five thousand inhabitants in the once densely populated capital. A Siamese general remained with five thousand troops to keep the country in subjection. The Anamites again helped the King of Cambodia to recover his dominions, but in 1388 he was so harassed by Siam that he changed his residence from Ancor to Basan, and afterwards to Pnompenh, which is the present capital of Cambodia.
In 1430 Siam again pillaged Zimme, and brought away twelve thousand of its inhabitants. In 1437 the King of Cambodia removed his capital back to Ancor, after which, for a hundred years, civil wars, encouraged by Siam, desolated the kingdom. Early in this period Ancor was finally abandoned, and the capital was fixed sometimes at Basan and sometimes at Pnompenh.
Hmine Long-gyee was seized by Pegu in 1480a1490.
In 1516 a clever and energetic monarch ascended the Cambodian throne, who re-conquered the whole kingdom, and in 1528 removed the capital to Lovec. The ruins of the magnificent temples that he built in this city are found to the north of Udong. In 1530 he seized a Siamese town, but was punished by the King of Siam, who entered his kingdom in 1532, and made him give up his sons as hostages. In 1540 the Siamese were worsted in a battle that took place in the suburbs of Ancor.
In 1544 Pegu conquered Burmah and Siam, andIn 1544 Pegu conquered Burmah and Siam, and