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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 137



. CHAP. XXIV. tHE D2ATH OF JOHN LYON.—THE MEN OF GriÉtfl1 CHOOSE CAPTAINS TO COMMAND THEM.—SEVE-RAL TOWNS m tLANDBltS ALLY THEMSELVES WITH GHENT. ÏOHN Lyon was rejoiced when he found the earl of Flanders in earâeft, and fo much enraged againft Ghent that he woiild not grant them peace ; and that, by his manœuvreSi he had pilfhed matters fo forward that the town would be obliged to make war whether it would or not. He faid publicly 5 1 You hear.! gendemen, how our lord, the èarl o( Flanders, is making preparations againft you, and will not liften to any terms of peace : I therefore would advife, for greater fecurity* that before we fhall be more opprefled, we know what towns of FJanders will give us their fupport. I will anfwer for thofe of Gratnont not being againft us* but on the contrary they will affift us, as well as thofe of Gourtray, which is in our caftlewick, and within our jurifdi&ion. But as for thofe of Bruges, they are proud and haughty* and it has been by their means all this mifchief* has been fomented : it there-fore becomes us to match againft them, in fuch force, that through fair or foul means, they unite theifcfelVes with msJ All prefent anfwered, that his advice was good* In courfe of time, every one that was to go on this i


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