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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 182



* CHAP. XXXI. THE NOBLES MAKE WAR UPON THE FLEMINGS. • . jokes and mockeries of the noblemen and gentry of Flanders, but were afterwards forry for it, and had once intentions of fending to duke Al-bert of Hainault, to requeft he v ould recal his knights who were making war againft them j burt-on reconfideringthe bufinefs, they thought it would only be loft labour, for the duke would not inter-fere in it. They were unwilling alfb to anger him more, for they fhould fare ill without his country ; and if Hainault, Holland and Zealand were fhut againft them, they might confider them-felves as ruined. They therefore gave up this, and' followed other council, which was to fend to thofe knights and fquires of Hainault who held poffef-fions within Ghent or its dependancy, to come and ferve them under pain of lofing their cftates : they, however, paid no attention to their fummons. • To this effeft, they fent to fir Hervé, lord d'An- * toing, who had an eftate in Ghent, and was alfo conftablc of the caftle, to aflift them, or he would lofe the rights of his caftlewick ; and, becaufe he would not obey their fummons, they razed his houfe of Vienne to the ground. ' The lord d'Antoing fent them word, he would cheerfully HE men of Ghent had been very free in their 171


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