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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.XLV. 'THE NUMBER OF SLAIN AT THE BATTLE OF ROSEBECQUE AND PURSUIT AFTERWARDS.— PHILIP VON ARTAVELD IS HANGED AFTER HE WAS DEAD.—THE SIEGE OF OUDENARDE IS RAISED.—PETER DU BOIS RETREATS TO GHENT.—THE KING OF * FRANCE FIXES HIS QUARTERS IN THE TOWN OF COURTRAY. • • npHUS were the Flemings defeated on Mont d'Or, their pride humbled, and Philip von Artateld flain ; and with him nine thoufand men ' from Ghent and its dependencies, (according to "the report of the heralds) on the fpot, not includ-ing thofe killed in the purfuit, which amounted to ' twenty-five thoufand more. This battle, from • the beginning to the defeat, did not last more than half an hour. The event was very honour-able to all.Christendom, as well as to the nobility and gentry ; for had thofe low-bred peafants fucceeded, there would have been unheard-of cruelties practifed, to the destruction of all gen-tlemen, by the common people who had every where rifen in rebellion. Now, let us think of ' the Parifians : what they will fay, when they hear the news of the defeat of the Flemings at Rofe-becque, and the death q{ Philip von Artaveld their 2fiS


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