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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 152



Ac wrote to the dukfr of Burgundy, to whom the heritage of Flanders would fall by his marriage %ith her grand-daughter, on the death of the earl. The duke, who had before received information of this affair, for news was daily brought to him on the fubjeft, came to Arras, attended by his council, and fir Guy de la Trimouille, fir John de Vienne admiral of France, fir Guy de Pontalliers and fe-veral others. The countefs received him with great joy, difcuffed with much wifdom the fubjeft bf this war between her fon and his fubjefts ; how unbe-coming and very difpleafing it was not only to her but to all reafonable perfons. She told him, that many valiant men, barons, knights and fquires, were honourably fliut up in the town of Oudenarde, and in very imminent danger * and fhe begged, for God's fake, he would think of and provide a re-medy. The duke replieçl, that he was bound to do fo, and would exert himfelf to the utmoft of his power. Shortly after he left Arras, and went.to Tournay, where he was jqyfully received ; for the inhabitants of Tournay wifhed much for peace on account of their merchandize, which was fhut up on the Scheld. The duke of Burgundy fent the abbot de St. Martin to the army before Oudenarde to found the leaders of the men from Ghent, if they would enter into a negotiation. The abbot brought the duke for anfwer, that out of refpeét to him, they would enter into a treaty : the duke granted pafiports, and received the fame from the Flemings, for the negotiators NI


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