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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
page 247



sas formerly been fought before Courtray, when the count Robert d'Artois and all the flower of the French nobility were flain. The king had heard that there was in a chapel of the virgin in Courtray five hundred gilt fpurs, which had belonged to the knights of France who had periflied at the battle of Courtray in the year 1302, and that the inha-bitants every year kept a grand folemnity, by way of triumph, for the fuccefs of this battle. He declared he would make them pay for it ;, and, on his departure, would give up the town tp fire and flame 5 fo that they fhould remember, in. times to come, that the king of France had been there. Soon after the arrival of the king and his lords at Courtray, fir Daniel de Haluin, with fifty lances from the garrifon of Oudenarde, came thither to pay their refpects to the king. They were very gracioufly received by him and his lords; and, after flaying there one day, they returned to their companions in Oudenarde. CHAP.


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