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As Musa’s faction Chronology 19 occupied Edirne, he fled towards Constantinople. 20 Musa’s reign was brief. He faced the hostility not only of his brother Mehmed in Anatolia, but also of the Serbian despot who harried his lands in the Morava valley, and of the Byzantine emperor, who set free Süleyman’s son, Orhan, to oppose his rule. It was this hostile act that led Musa, briefly and unsuccessfully, to lay siege to Constantinople in 1411. While facing these enemies, Musa also suffered the desertion to Mehmed of several of the powerful marcher lords, apparently because he had seized their money and property, in an effort, presumably, to replenish his treasury at a time when the uncertainties of war and politics had cut off the flow of taxes.
23 On his reaccession, Murad turned against his rebellious vassals. In 1447, he invaded the Peloponnesos and reduced Constantine to submission. Next year he attacked Scanderbeg in Albania, but in midcampaign received news that John Hunyadi had again invaded his lands with an army of Hungarians and Vlachs. Abandoning the Albanian campaign he marched northwards and, in October 1448, encountered Hunyadi on the Plain of Kosovo. After a two-day battle, Hunyadi fled the field. The removal of the danger from Hungary left Murad free, in the winter of 1448–9, to seize Arta, the last of the Tocco domains on mainland Greece and, in 1449, once again to attack Scanderbeg, confining him to the fortress of Krujë.
When he arrived in Sofia in 1492, the political crisis in Hungary had ended with the enthronement of the new king. Instead, he sent raids into Hungary and Transylvania, while he led the army to Albania to suppress the rebellion of John Kastriote who, in the tradition of his family, had not recognised Ottoman overlordship since the death of Mehmed II. The expedition was not wholly successful: the Albanian rebellion continued until shortly after 1500. The expedition did, however, have an unforeseen consequence.