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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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could not efcape, led them to the king on mount Ypres, in order to pleafe him and to appeafe his anger. On their arrival, they cad. themfelves on their knees, and faid,—c Noble king, we put our lives, towns, and fortunes under your obe-dience; and wifh fo to remain. In order to fhew that we regard you as our true lord, here are the governors whom Philip von Artaveld had fet over us ; for by force, and not otherwife, has he made us obey him: you may do your pleafure with them, for they have governed us according to their wills/ The king was advifed by his lords to grant his pardon to all thefe towns : on condition, how-ever, that they fhould pay him, as part of his expenfes in this war, fixty thoufand francs. All the provifions were to be given up, and whatever cattle might be found in the fields ; but they were affured that their towns fhould neither be burnt nor pillaged. This was very fatisfactory to them, and they greatly thanked the king and his council. They were much rejoiced on find-ing they hadefcaped fo well; but the governors, of Philip von Artaveld, who had been carried thither, were beheaded on the bridge of Ypres. No mention whatever, was made in thefe trea-ties and fubmiffions of the earl of Flanders: nor was he, or any one of his court, ever fummoned to the councils of the king. If he was difpleafed at this I am ignorant, but during the whole ex-pedition he was treated in the fame manner. None of his people were permitted to quit the army, or the battalion which was pofted by or- . / ders fût


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