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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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accede to whatever terms their deputies should agree on, with the exception that no one was to be put to death ; but that if it pleafed the earl, their lord, he might banish from Ghent, and the country of Flanders, all thofe - who were difa-agreeable to him, and whom he might wifh to punish, without any poffibility of their return. This refolution they had determined to abide by ; and Philip von Artaveld was willing, if he fliould have angered the earl ever fo little, dur-ing the tinfie * he was governor of Ghent, to be one of the bauiftied men, for life, out of the regard he had for the lower ranks of people. Certain it is, that when he fet out from Ghent for Tournay, men, women and children caft themfelves before him on their knees, and with* uplifted hands, befought him, that at whatever coft it might be, he would bring them back peace ; and, from the pity he felt for them, he had agreed to act as I have juft related. . When the deputies from Liege, Brabant and Hainault, who had been fent to Tournay as me-diators, had relided there three days expecting the earl, who neither came nor fent ; they were much furprifed, and, confulting together, re-folved to fend to him at Bruges. In confe-qnence, they difpatched thither fir Lambert de Perney, the lord de Compellant from Brabant, fir William de Hermen from Hainault and fix citizens from the three countries. The earl of Flanders entertained them handfomely, as was right, but told them, 4 that at that moment, it *ras not agreeable to him to come to Tournay ; • . . y** 78


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