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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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1 • . ' .«06 , • combat the king of France, and we {frail, fee who will have the beft of it. Should the Flem-ings be beaten, you have nothing to do in Flan-ders; and if the king of France be defeated, it is all our own. ( This/ faid the Englifh knight, 4you may depend upon as truth/ The intelli-gence detained, the citizens of Ghent and fir William Fermiton. We will now return to Philip, and fay what he was doing. Being eager to combat the king of France, as he plainly (hewed, he ordered, on his arrival at Ghent, every man capable of bear-ing arms, after leaving a fufficient garrifon in the town, to follow him. All obeyed ; for he gave them to underftand, that by thç grace of God, they would defeat the French, be lords of Ghent, and rank as fovefreigns among other na* tions. • Philip von Artaveld carried with him about ten thoufand men as the arriere-ban : he had be-fore fent to Bruges, Damme, Ardembourg, Sluys, to the fea-coafts, the Quatre Meftiers, and conliablewicks of • Grammont, - Dendremonde, and Aloft, and had raifed from thofe places about thirty thoufand more. He and his whole army were quartered one night before Oude-narde : on the morrow they marched away, and came before Courtray : he had with him about fifty thoufand men. The king of France received intelligence, that Philip von Artaveld was approaching, and, as it was faid, with full fixty thoufand men. Upon this, the van-guard fet off from Ypres, under the command


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