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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 153



CHAP. XXVI. THE AMBASSADORS FROM GHENT FAIL IN FORfft ING AN ALLIANCE WITfl ENGLAND, WHEN thefe Ghent men were come to Lon* don, their arrival was foon known, and information of it carried to the king and his. council, who fent to them to know what they wanted. They came in a body to the palace of Westminster, where they were met first by the duke of Lancaster, the earl of Buckingham^ the earl of Salifbury and the greater pari of the council ; but the king was not prefent at this firi interview. Thefe ambafladors having made their obeifances to the Englifli lords, the bifhop elect of Ghent fpoke for them all, faying, * My lords, we are come hither by orders from the town of Ghent, and from all Flanders, to re- • queft counfel, comfort, and affiftance from the king of England, on. account of certain arti-cles, and for reafon of ancient alliances which fubfifted between England and Flanders, We wifli to renew " them, as the country of. Flan-ders now Hands in need of afliftance, being at this moment without a lord. The principal towns and the country have chofen a regent,-named Philip von Artaveld, who recommends himfelf particularly to the king, and to you all who are of his council. He entreats you to re* ceive this commendation ip good part j for if * " *\ V ' tht


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