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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 139



'14ft doton'ttie erects as far as the market-place, ciyîng oUt? c Here are the. fàm of Ghent I Quickly to yoiir polls ; fût they are before your walls, and at your gates.* Thofe of Bruges who were àffembllng fof the Council were thunderftruck, and had not time tô aflemble nor to give any orders upon the ôccafîoit, whilft thé majority of the people were defirous that the gates fhould immediately be thrown open. It behoved them toagçee in this with the commonalty ; otherwîfe it would have turned out badly for thé rich inhabitants. The burgomâfter, fBerîffs, with many of the townfmen, tame fo the gate where the men of (jhent were with a good inclination tq at-tack it. The bufgottiafter and magittrates of Bruges, who for that day had the goverment of the town, ad-vanced to opert the wicket to parly with John Lyon. By treaty, they opened the bafriers and gate, at which they held their conference, and were good friends. All noiv entered the town. Johh Lyon rode by the ftde of the burgomafter, and fhewed himfeif a bold and valiant man : his men marched in his rear in bright armour. It was â handfome fight to fee them thus enter Bruges until they came to the market-place, where, as they ar-rived, they formed themfelves in array in the fquare. John Lyon held a white truncheon in his hand. A formal alliance was then entered into between the townfmen of Ghent and Bruges, which they mutually fwore to keep, and to remain for ever as good friends and neighbours : thofe of Ghent were allowed


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