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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.3

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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.3
page 434



tô the earl their lord what they had done. The earl was much pleafcd at their fuccefs. It was not long before the marriage of the duke of Burgundy with the heirefs of Flanders was determined on. There were great treaties, agreements and alli-ances made between both parties ; and it was then told me, that the earl of Flanders, in confideration of this marriage, received upwards of fifty thoufand cr#wns * ; that the towns of Douay and Lille were given up to him, on account of the money which the king of France was to give his brother on this marriage. The earl of Flanders took poffeffion of thefe towns, put his own fubjefts into them, and they were efteemed as part of Flanders, on account of the fums they were pledged for. But I know nothing further. Soon after thefe arrangements were concluded, they proceeded to the marriage, which was cele-brated in the city of Ghent. There were great feafts at the folemnity of the wedding, and after-wards, which were attended by crowds of lords, barons and knights. The gallant lord of Coucy was there, whofe prefence was fo acceptable at a feaft, of which none knew better how to do the honours : it was for this reafon the king of France had fent him thither. After they had been magni-ficently entertained, as well with tournaments as otherwife, they feparated, and returned to their homes. * La Chaux fays 100,000 crowns. The 42°


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