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vested Ayuthia, but was forced to retire. In the same year the King of Siam invaded Pegu, and took ten thousand captives. He then advanced upon Cambodia, which seems to have joined the Peguans in their war against Siam, and again bathed his feet in the same barbarous manner as he had done in 1585.
In 1594 Siam invaded Pegu and Martaban, and was joined by the whole of the Talain population, but being threatened by an advance of the King of Toungoo, a vassal of Pegu, retired, together with a large number of the population. This attack seems to have been the finishing stroke to the Peguan empire, which fell to pieces two years later. By 1600 Siam was in possession of Martaban, Tenasserim, and Tavoy.
In 1595 Cambodia drove the Siamese out of their kingdom; but, six years after, the Siamese returned, and placed a prince of Cambodia, who had been educated at the Siamese court, on the throne. The son of this prince shook off the Siamese yoke, and repelled two subsequent invasions. He died in 1627. From this date a series of civil wars and revolutions occurred in Cambodia, Siam and Anam taking opposite sides. One of the usurpers turned Maho-medan to pleaSe the Anamites and Malays, and moved his capital to Udong. The Siamese got the upper hand in 1690, and kept the provinces between Ancor and Korat as their recompense.
About 1610 the Burmese recovered Martaban, Tavoy, and, a few years later, Tenasserim and Zimme. The Burman King shortly after this became emperor,About 1610 the Burmese recovered Martaban, Tavoy, and, a few years later, Tenasserim and Zimme. The Burman King shortly after this became emperor,