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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 155



dicrs, and greatly thanked the foreigners for thé gallant fcrvices they had done him : he then went to Lille, to execute the treaties which his fon in law the duke of Burgundy had concluded for him. Some of the neighbouring countries faid, that this was a double-faced peace ; that there would be another rebellion j and that the earl had only con-fented to it, in order to extricate fuch a number of noble knights and fquires from the danger they ran in Oudenarde. . John Pruniaux, after the breaking Up of thé fiege, went to Tournay, where the duke of Bur-gundy entertained him handfomely. The articles of the treaty were there completed, and fealed bf the duke and the earl of Flanders. John Pruniaux afterwards returned to Ghent, and (hewed what he had done. The duke of Burgundy had fo well managed the rtien of Ghent, by kind words, thai Oudenarde was faved from deftruélion ; for, when the fiege was raifed in conformity to the treaty, they would have demolifhed the gates and walls of the town, that it might remain open and ready for them to retire to. The earl of Flanders having refided fome rime at "Lille, after the duke of Burgundy had returned to France, went to Bruges, where he made a long ftay : during which, he fecretly Ihewed great dif-pleafure to fome of the citizens of Bruges, without, however, doing any thing more, nor feeming de-firous of otherwife punifhing them for their having fo readily deferted his party, and placing them-felves under the command of Ghent.- Thefe ci-tizens


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