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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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atf~the àommcm' people would have bécii fo gréaft -tftttf afrgentfetkienwrnildhaVehad câufe to lament it, -for appeàraticés of infurrections had* bçeb ihewa in England;' • The Fleming*, who bad beeft fent to London with Francis Atremeh, 'were much caft down, add, hàftily emba&iftg at Calais, foiled to Mid-ttebourg in Zealand. The deputies returned to their dirent towns, and Francis Atremen and lm: coo* pâmions got to Ghent as well as they tvere able, through Zealand, but not until the king . of* Franfce had left Flanders. • Daring the refidencé of the king of France in Courtray, many councils were held, to determine whether-tlhey fliould lay fiege to Ghent or not. The king was well inclined for fo doing, as were the1 Bretons and Burgundians. But the lords of the council, a? it was now the heart of winter, confidered, that no effectual war could be carried on, *a*d that the knights were much weakened and harraffled by the cold; that, as the rivers ro*ndk Ghent were wide and deep, it would be timdibrown away to attempt the fiege: befides, tfre^Iiefe were alio worn down by the rains, the cold; ' and lying 'on the ground, fo that, every thing confidered, the king was advifed to return to^Tùurnay, where ho might recruit himfelf and keep his Chriftmas. Thofe from the more diftant put*, fuch as Auvergne, Dauphiny, Savoy and BMglthdy, were to marth quietly into their own ' cmfatffës.. Bat the kihgr and his council wifhed thfrfiretonfr, Noraiansand French to remain with • V«L. VI. R him


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