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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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us ther, he was count of Artois, The duke of Burgundy took much compaflion on him, and comforted him kindly, when he had heard his complaints, faying, 'My lord, by the faith I owe to you, and to'the king, I will not attend to any thing but the recovery of your country. Yon shall be repoffeffed, or we will lofe the re- , mainder ; for it is not to be fuffered that fuch a r£et of fcoundrels as are now in Flanders should govern that country, as in that cafe all .knight-jiood and gentility may be deftroyed ,and pulled flown, apd confequently all Chriftianity,' - The earl of Flanders was much confoled by the duke engaging to affift hup, He took leave pf him, and went to tjie city of Arras, At this £ime, he held in prifon upwards of two hundred perfons from the chief towns in Flanders, whq liad only bread and -water foy food j and every day they were threatened to. lofe their he^dsu .When the earl returned to Arras, Jie gave them #11 their liberties, in honour of GOD and the . Virgin ; for he found, from what had pafled in Jlapders ^fter- their imprifonment, that they were not any way to blame. He made them p.lf fwear to be true^nd Joyal to him, and then gave them money to carry them to Lille or Douay, „or wherever elfe they pleafed. The earl gained .Jnuch popularity by this meafure. He then left Arras, an4 returned to Hêdipt . : CHAR


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