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Bretislav I

1039. King Henry undertook and expedition to Bohemia, but when Bretislav, the duke of that people, had sent him his son as a hostage and had promised--although it was a feigned promise--that he himself would come and perform what was commanded of him, he at once returned.
1040. In autumn the king declared a war in the Bohemian realm, where he returned having lost many of his force without the outcome of success.
1041. King Henry, having entered Bohemia a second time, accepted the surrender of its duke, named Bretislav, and made his land tributary to him.1