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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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«lers of the mailer of the crofs-bows, on the wings, although they ' were Flemings. It was, alfo ordered by the king, under pain of death, that no one in the army fhould fpeak Flemifh, nor carry any ftick bound with iron. CHAP. XL. THE KING OF FRANCE LODGES IN YPRES—PETER DU BOIS PREVENTS BRUGES FROM SURRENDER-ING TO THE KING.—PHILIP VON ARTAVELD ASSEMBLES HIS FORCES TO COMBAT THE FRENCH. WHILE the king and his whole army were on mount Ypres, many markets were there held, and plenty of pillage was fold to thofe of Lille, Douay, and Tournay ; • indeed to all who wifhed to buy. A piece of cloth of Vexin, Ma-lines, Poperingue or Commines, was fold for one franc. People were clothed there too cheaply. Some Bretons and other pillagers, determined on gain, went in large bodies, and loaded carts and horfes with their booty of cloths, linen, knives, money in gold and filver, difhes and plates of filver wherever they found them, which they fent, well packed up, to a place of fafety on the other fide of the lis, or by their fervaats into France. . The king and all the lords came to Yprès, where


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