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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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tso other lords. He Was turned over and over to lee if he had died of wounds, but they found none that could have ca&fed his death. He had been fqueezed in the crowd, and, felling into à ditch, numbers of Ghent men fell upon hiib, who* died in his company. When they had Aifficiently viewed him, he was taken from thence and hanged on a tree, Such was the end of Philip von Artaveld.. Sir Daniel de Haluin who, with his knights and fquires, had held out Oudenarde fo highly to his honour, knowing well that the king of France was in Flanders, and that there would be a battle with the Flemings, lighted* late at night on the Wednefday preceding the battle, four torches, which he hoifted above the walls, as a %nal that the fiege would be raifed. About midnight, on the Thurfday, news was brought to the lord of Harzelles and the others, that their army had been completely routed, and Philip von Artaveld flain. • Upon this they instantly broke up the fiege, and marched away for Ghent, leaving behind them the greater part of their stores, each running as fast as he could to Ghent. The garrifon of Oudenarde was ig-norant of this retreat, and remained fo until the morrow-morning. On being informed of it they fallied out, and carried into Oudenarde great pillage of knives, carriages and stores, which they found hid. On Thurfday evening, intelligence arrived at Bruges of the defeat of the army, and of every thing being lost: They were more astonifted than


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