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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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citizens. * Each of them had for his patrimony two thoufand francs of yearly revenue. They were much pitied in fecret ; but no one dared to do fo publicly, unlefs he wiflied to lofe his life. Things remained in thisiiate, and the war was more bitter than before. The garrifons ' round Ghent were night and day in the field, fo that no provifion could enter the town. The Bra-banters and Hain^ulters were afraid of venturing themfelves ; for, whenever they were met by the earl's men, the beft that could befal them was the flaughter of their horfes, fending them prifoners to Dendremonde or to Oudenarde, or making them pay ranfom. By thefe means, the victual lers were afraid to riik bringing fupplies to the town. , a CHAP. III. AN INSURRECTION IN PARIS, ON ACCOUNT OF THE INTENDED TAXES.—THE LORD DE COU-CY APPEASES IT.—THE DUKE OF ANJOU MAKES PREPARATIONS FOR HIS JOURNEY TO NAPLES. AT this period, the Parifians rose up in rebel-lion againft the king and his council,becaufe .they wanted to introduce generally through the^ kingdom • thofe ' taxes, impofitions and excifes which had been raifed during the reign of king Charles, father of the prefent king. The Parifians oppofed them, by faying, the king of happy memory had acquitted them from thefe payments during his lifetime, and that the pre-fent king had confirmed this grant at bis coro-, • • ' nation '


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