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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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Bjitthe French did not attend to this, think* ing themfelves perfectly masters iince Philip was dead ; and that the Ghent ,men would, of their own accord, furrender themfelves to the king's mercy. . This meafure, however, thçy did not adopt. On the contrary, they - alone carried on the war with greater vigour and bitternejs than before, as you will hear related in |hp con-tinuance of this history. On the Friday the king, diflodged froit) Rofe-becque^ on account of the stench of the dead; he was advifed to advance to Courtray to nefreft himfelf. The halze* and foipe knights aid fquires who well knew the country, mounting their horfes, entered the town of Courtray foil gallop ; for there was not any oppofitioh made. The women, both rich and poor, and many men alfo, ran into cellars and churches to fave them-felves, fo that it was a pitiful fight. Thofe who first entered Courtray gained coij-fiderably by the pillage. The French and Bre-tons next came there, and lodged themfelves 3s they entered. The king of France made hjs entry the first day of December. * . A strict fearch was now made over the town for the Flemings wfro had hid themfelves, and no man was admitted to mercy, for the French hated them as much as they were hated by the townspeople, on account of a battle which had * This name bas puzzled me very much :. I /cannot find i* in any dictionary. It is catted* both in MSS, . and priflt» .Hale, Ijaze, Hazale and Halze. * , .* 1 formerly 232


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