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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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CHAP. XXXIX. . i THE KING OF FRANCE RECEIVES INFORMATION OF A RIOT AMONG THE PARISIANS—SEVERAL PLACES IN FLANDERS SURRENDER TO HIM. DURING the time the king of France was encamped on the hill of Ypres, news was brought that the Parifians were in rebellion : and that they had refolved, as it was then re-ported, to pull down the castle of Beauté, which is fituated in the wood of Vincennés, and the castle of the Louvre, as well as all other castellated houfes in the neighbourhood of Paris, to prevent being opprefled in future by their means. One of their leaders made a fpeech'to excite to mifchief,. but which, however, as it appeared afterwards, turned out quite the contrary :— ' My fair firs/let us abstain from doing this, until we fee how the king's affairs turn out in Flanders. If the Ghent men fucceed, as I truly hope they will, then will be the time to destroy all thefe castles. Let us not bejjjn any thing which we may repent of afterwards/ It was Nicholas le Flamand who by this fpeech made the Parisians give up their inten-tions of committing outrages. They k^p£ rçifch-in the walls of Paris, which they had svmply fupplied with every thing ; agd had as rich apd handforue armour as if they had been great lords. There were upwards of thirty thoufand awed,: 200


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