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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 134



The Ghent men made likewife another e%r gine, (which they pointed againft the town, to cat large bars of hot copper. With fuch ma« chines, as cannons, bombardes, fows and mut-tons, did the Ghent army labour to annoy the garrifon of Oudenarde. They, however, com-forted each other as well as they could, and de-fended themfelves againft thefe attack^. They poade fallies three or four times a-week, in which they gained more honour tfyan difgrace, wdglfp jwore profit than lofsv . CHAP. XXII, • • A DETACHMENT Of THE GHENT ARMY FROM BE-FORE OUDENARDE, IN OVERRUNNING THE JLANDS OF THEIR LORD, BURN SOME VILLAGES • • ON THE FRONTIERS OF FRANCE, WHICH CAUSES A WAR BETWEÇN TflE KING OF FRANCE Apj THEM, ' WHILST the fiegeof Oudenarde washing forward, eleven hundred men left the army, with a determination to fcour the coun-try, and to ruin and deftroy sthe houfes of thofe knights who, having quitted Flanders^ had e&** blifhed themfelves, with their wives and families, In Hainault, Bryant, apd in Artois. 'They ac-complifhed their purpofe -, for this detachment committed great damage throughput Hft^ers, not leaving any houfe of a gentleman unburot, or fiaodiiig. They then came agdp to _M»**


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