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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
page 118



fuller no harm to be done to foreign merchants, or. other ftraegçrs then at Bruges, for they had nothingt to do* with their quarrels. This order was very well obferved, and neither Francis nor any of his company did the finglleft hurt to a foreigner. _ The fearch of the Ghent men was efpteçially directed to the four trades, of jerki u-makers, glaffmen, butchers, and fishermen; for they had refolved to put to death aH whom they should find of thefe different trades, beoaufe they had been partifans of the earl of Flanders, at Oude-narde, and other places. They fought for them every where, and when they, found any, they were killed without mercy. There were upwards of twelve hundred, one with the other, flain this night; and many murders and robberies committed, which were never known : feveral houfes robbed, and women and girls violated^ coflfers broken open, and a variety of wicked deeds done; infomuch, that the poorest of the Ghent army became very rich. . On the Monday morning the happy news, of the defeat of the earl and his army, was brought to Ghent ; that their men had not only conquered them, but alfo the town of Bruges, of which they were now masters. You may guefs the joy the people felt, who had b^en fo lately in the greatest tribulation: they made many procefliotib to the church to return thanksgivings to God for the mercy he had shewn them* and for the vic-tory he had given to their army. Eveiy day 104


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