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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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take Ihelter in a church adjoining ; but his hôtel was already broke into on that lide, and upwards of four hundred were there calling out for him. At laft he was feized by them, and flain without mercy: his death-ftroke, was given him by a fadlçr, called Thomas Deny s. In this manner did Jacob von Artaveld end his days, who in his time had been complete mafter of Flanders. Poor men firft raifed him, and wicked men flew him. News of this event was foon fpread abroad : fome pitied him, whilft others rejoiced at it. The earl Lewis had remained all this time iff Dendreraonde, and with much pleafure heard of Jacob von Artaveld's death, as he had very much oppofed him in all his undertakings : neverthelefs he durft not yet place confidence in thofe of Flanfr ders, nor return to Ghent. When the king of England, who was waiting at Sluys for the return of the deputies, was informed in what manner the inhabitants of Ghent had flain his faithful friend and companion Artaveld, he was in a mighty paffion, and fore difplealbd. He im-mediately departed, put to fea, and vowed* ven-geance againft the Flemings and all Flanders, de-claring that his death Ihould be dearly paid for by them. The councils of the principal towns guefled that the king of England would be much enraged againft them ; they therefore confidered that their beft me-thod to foften his anger,, would be to go and excufe themfelves from.the murder of Jacob von Artaveld, H 3 efpecially 101


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