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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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in Ghent five hundred of its principal citizens, to remain there as hoftages. Francis Atrémen and Peter le Nuitre, - efcorted ihem with a thoufand of their men. Peter du Bois remained governor of Bruges, until the walls, gates and ditches, were completely levelled. Then Philip von Artaveld departed, taking the road towards Ypres; where, on his arrival; he was met by all manner of per-fons, and received with as much honour as if he were their natural lord, who had come, for the firft time, to view his inheritance. All fubmitted to his obedience. ' He renewed the powers of the mayor and flieriffs, and estab-lished new laws. Then came thofe of the castle-wicks, beyondYpres,Caffel, Bergues, Bourbourg, Furnes, Poperingue, who fubmitted to him, and fwore allegiance and homage, as to their lord,, the earl of Flanders. When he hadfiilly aflured himfelf of their fub-miflion, and had remained eight days at Ypres, he departed, and went to Courtray, where * he was received with great joy. He continued there five days, and fent his Tummons to the town of Oudenàrde, ordering the citizens to come and Tubmit themfelves to him^ for they rifked mucb, teeing the whole country had turned to Ghent, nvhife they alone remained behind. The meflen-*gers 'mlfo tdld them ;phhnfly, that if they-did «m* tfo *a§ the others %tad done, they might depend oh'having thetownmâtantly'bfdfieged; and "fin* *rtre lege ' wotfld ttot *be brdken up until it ^en^oouquered, -and aQÇI put to*the fword. - , 8 ' . .. When


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