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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
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% ladies of thp town s for which reafpn, feveral. laid and maintaned that he had been poifpned. Of thisJLknow nothing, therefore fhall not infift on it; but I do know that on the morrow he was placed on a litter, for he was taken ill in the night, and carried to Ardenbourg ; but death prevented him going further, to the great forrow of the men of Ghent, who were thrown into, confufion by the event. All his enimies were as much rejoiced, thereat as his friends were caft down. H^s body was conveyed, to Ghent ï and, on acr count of his deatfi, the whole army returned thither-• When the news of his deceafe was known in that, town, it caufed much forrow ; for he was.gready beloved, by all, excepting^ the party of the earl. The clergy went out. to meet the body, and con-ducted it ipto town with as much folemnity as if he. had been earl of Flanders. He, was interred in the. church of St. Nicholas, where his obfequies were performed, and where he lies. Notwithftanding the death of John Lyon, the al-liance between Ghent and Bruges was not broken ; f for they had carried fufficient hoftages with themfc to Ghent, ior the due performance of all u$. articles. The earl was exceedingly rejoiced at the death of. John Lyon ; as were Gilbert Matthew, his bro-thers, the deacon of the fmall craft, and all the party of the earl, who fent greater reinforcements than before to all his towns and caftles, and or-dered a fufficient number of good knights and. "fquires of thp icaftlewicks of Lille and Douay into the 130


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