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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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; ^1?4 caufes/ Hc hqwev.ex^qrafprt^d him^f byfayingj ' Well, ïf wç have this timç loft Ypres, *we another time j,egain it to their curie 5 for I-wil] ftrike .off fpçh nupi£fçrç of heads, all |tt|f rjs fhal| be aftonifhed at it.' . • .r.. „ %. The - earl intended particularly to provide the town of Oudeoarde moft amply with all forts of ftores, provifion and men %t arras i for he thought that the men of jQhent would foon come to be-ftege it i and, if they fucceeded, the lojs wpuld be great to him, for they would then have the whole na-. vigation Qf .the fine jivçr Sjchsld at their coa^mand, • He fent thither numbers of Jcnignts §nd fquires from Flanders, I^ainau^t and, Artois, who afTemblecJ their people in the town whether the inhabitant; would or not. , . . The commanders in Ghpnt pere informed whaç great preparations the earl had made in Oudenarde : they determined to attack it, declaring they would not return until they had gained it, had flain all within, and razed the walls to the ground. Orders were gfceii'Jn'JSIketft for every one to provide himfeif in a manner becoming his rank, ' tod m be ready tckinarrii wkidrofoever he might fee Içd» .• Nons dared to dMbbcy this order t tents and çavifcons were packed up, with all other ftores ? having marched out of Gheat, they encamped be-fore Oudenarde, in the beautiful pc^dows on the banks of the Scheld. • ' Three days after, the men from Bruges arrived, fer they had been fummoned, and took up their quarters on the fide near to their town, bringing - • - • • • with


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