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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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pofe them: and* according to thefummons, they waited on Philip von Artaveld, and Peter du Boil ' at Bruges. Thefe two ftiled themfelves com-manders in chief in their proclamations; but particularly Philip von Artaveld, who took the lead in the government of Flanders, and, during his refidence at Bruges, kept the ftate of a prince. He had his minftrels daily to play before him at his dinners and fuppers ; and was ferved on plate, as if he had been earl of Flanders! Indeed he might well live in this magnificent manner, for he had pofleffed himfelf of all the plate, both gold and filver, that had belonged to the earl, as well as the jewels and furniture of his apartments, found in his palace at Bruges, whence nothing had been faved. A detachment of the Ghent men was fent to Marie, a handfome houfe belonging to the earl, fituated half a league from Bruges, where they committed all forts of outrages. They deftroyed the houfe, and broke the font at which the earl .had been baptifed ; and, having laden on carts every thing that was precious, of gold, filver or jewels, fent them to - Ghent. • During a whole fortnight, there were upwards of two hundred carts daily going and returning from Bruges to Ghent with the immenfe pillage which Philip von Artaveld aid the Ghent men had made by this conqueit of Bruges; the value of which was fo great, that it was difficult to eftimate its worth. • When the Ghent men had done every thing they willed to the city of Bruges, they fent to ' " Ghent Ill'


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