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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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thé tô&ri of Vprès, deckrîhg Jie woùl3 'make Oient repënt of its* conduit. Soon after the death3 of John Lyon, thofe of Ghent confidered they cobld not not lbng remain ^without leaders. The deacons of the trades and' the guards of4 the gates felefted, according to their Opinion, four of the moft' courageous and enter-pfiflhg for their commanders, whofe names were, ' John Pruniaux, John Boule, Rafle de HarzeMe and' Peter du Bois, They fwore to pay thèfe com-manders the moft cxaft obedience, under pain of • deaths and thefe four fwore alfo to preferve1 and defend the honour and ftanchlfes of the town of Ghent. • ' ' The faut Commanders eicitéd. thofe of Ghent to* ftrarch againft Ypres and* the franc de Bruges, in order to obtain their'-unioft or put them to death. They1 therefore ft toff from Ghent, in grand array, to theatoourtt of it leaft twelve thoufand, all clad inbrigfct afmdur. They took the road to Courtray. The inhabitants of Coiiftray allowed them to enter t^ir;town: without fear, for they were within the • jurifdi&iort :of Ghent : they there refrefhed them-felves at their eàfe for two diys.: On the third day, they marched towards Y*pres, carrying with them • two hundred well armed men from among the crofs-bows of Courtray.' They followed the road to Thorotit, where on ! their arrival they halted ; and the commanders held a council, in which they refolved to' fend threer or four thoufand of their men,- under the command of the captain of the white hoods, to treat witfrthe inhabitants of Ypres, • K 2 and '


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