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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 135



the houfe of the earl, and completely deftroyed it They found there the cradle in which he had been nurfed, and the bathing- tub in which-he had been waflied, both of. which they entirely demcdiflied, They pulled down the chapel, carrying away with them the bell to Bruges where they met Peter dp Bois, and Peter 1* Jïuitre, who entertained them well, and told them they had performed good fer?ices. Whep thefe men had refreshed themfelvet, they took the road to the bridge of WarneftoB, crofled the river Lis, and came before Lille, where they deftroyed fome windmills and fet fire to other villages of Flanders, Upwards of four thpuf^nd of the inhabitants of Lille armed them-felves, and fallied out on horfeback and on foot, $fter tfyefe marauders, whom they foon overtook, flew many and feized others, who had afterwards their heads ftruck off in Lille j but, bad they been Well purfued, not one of them would have efcaped. Notwitbftandjng this check, the de-tachment from the jGhent army entered the country of Tournay, where they did much mif* chief, and burnt the town of Sechlin, and fooac of the adjacent villages, which belong to the . kingdom of France. They then returned with a very confiderable booty,,to the fiege of 0ude~ Wife News was. carried to the duke of Burgundy, §t Bapaume in Artois, how the Ghent men had pillaged and burnt fome villages in France. He Ittftaotiy wrpte m account of it to h» fovereign, wh# 191


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