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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.6

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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.6
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to his confins, fir Robert, and.fir William de Namur at that time count d'Artois, the counted, his mother, being lately dead,. who brought a number of knights from Artois. In this fam-mons, the lord de Dampierre was not forgotten: he came to offer his fervices, with as many as ht» could collect, and was handfomely attended by knights and fquires from Hainault. The earl advanced to inveftGhent, on the fide towards Bruges and Hainault. During the time it lafted, there were many, fkirmifhes ; and the Ghent men made frequent faliies in search of ad-ventures, in which fometimes they were repulfed, at others they conquered. But the perfon who gained the greateft renown was the young lord d'Anghien:* all the young knights defirous of glory cheerfully followed his banners. • The lord d'Anghien marched with full four thoufand men, well mounted, without counting thofe on foot, to befiege Grammont, which was attached to jGhent: he had before harraffedthem much, but could not win it. This time, however, he came ip greater force, and, on a Sunday, had it ftonned at upwards of forty places : he did not fpare himfelf, but was one of the moil active, and the firft who placed his banner on the walls. This attack was fo {harp and well fought that, about four in the afternoon, the town was taken, and the troops of the lord -d'Anghien entered it through the gates, which had. been deftroyed. \ . . ' When the inhabitants faw their town was loft without hope of recovery, all that could efoape B* • ' "'did 5


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