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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.5

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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.5
page 117



' § CHAF- XXI. • 3Y THE EXHORTATIONS OF JOHti LYON, THÇ INHABITANTS OF GHENT SÇND SOME OF THEIf(. PRINCIPAL CITIZENS TO THÇ EA^L OF FLAf-ipifS'^TO PEMAND THE PRESERVATION OF TgEI* LIBERTIES AND F R A N C HI SES.—•- T HÇ EARL REQUESTS THESfj. CITIZENS TO ABOIjISif THE WHITE HOODS* # TT\URINQ the time of thefe white hoods, and in the tame week that they had marched, under çhe Conduft of John Lyon, to peynfc, in fearch of the pioneers from Bruges, another caufe-of diftruft originated at Ghent, by fome who were alarmed for its fr^nchifes : they complained to fhoft who, by the constitution, were their ma-giftrates, that at Erclo* (a dépendance ort Ghent) one of their burgeflcs was confined in the prifons of the earl, and that they had fummonec^ the bailiff of the earl to furrender him up, but he had refufed, Which was direftly contrary to their privileges, and thus by little and litdc they were encroached upon. In former times, they were held fo high'and of fuch confequence, and were then fo well defended,, that the nobleft knight of Flanders thoughç him-feif hohoured by being a burgefs of Ghent. The magiftrates replied, c will cheerfully • Probably Eccloo, write


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