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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 125



CHAP. XXIÎ. \ THE WttltE HOODS MURDER THE BAltlFF OF GHENT m THE MIDST OF THE MARKET.—-THE HOUSES AND GOODS OF THE FAMILY OF THE MATTHEWS ARE DESTROYED.-*-A GRAND CONfUSlOIf ÏN GHENT. *KJOT iong afterwards, the bailiff of Ghentj Roger d'Auterme* came to toWn with full two hundred horfe, in order to execute what had been planned between the earl, Gilbert Matthew and his brothers. . The bailiff, with his two hundred men, galloped up the ftreets, with the banner of the earl in his hand unto the market-place, where he halted, and ported hi* Banner before him. Gilbert Matthew, his brothers, ' and the deacon of the fmall craft, immediately went thither. ' h had been determined that thefe men at arms fhould March inftantly to the houfe of John Lyon, and arreft him as chief of the white hoods, with fix or feven others, the moft culpable, carry them to the caftle of Ghent, and immediately cut their heads off. John Lyon fufpeéted fome fuch thing ; for he had received fee ret intelligence from his fpies* fcattered over different parts of the town. He knew of the arrival of the bailiff, and faw it was a thing determined upon. The other white hoods werç 114


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