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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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Mm and the conftable ; for, as he could depeîwî én them, he intended employing them againft the ^Parifians, who had* been fo bufy in forging ar-mour, to make them behave better than they had hitherto done, fince the coronation of the king. ' When the king of JFrance departed from -Courtray, he was not forgetful, any more than his 'lords, of the gik fpnrs which had been hung up in a church'at Courtray, and which had belonged to the French nobility who had fallen with Robert d'Artois at the battle cff Courtray. • The. king therefore ordered the town to be burnt, and de-ft royed. The earL of Flanders, on healing of ' this, went to the king, in hopes of remedying it, and flung' hîmfelfc on his knees, begging of him to recal his orders; but the king anfwered, he would do no fuch thing. The earl dared not renew his requeft, but went away to his lodgings before they were fet on fire. • The duke of Burgundy had taken down a éurious clock which ftruck the hours, the hand-fomeft that was to be feen on either fide .of the fea, which he had caufed to be packed up, and pla-ced on carts with its beH, and carried:to«Dijoii, where it was placed, and there ftrikes the hours day and night. * ' . * . V . After the king had quitted the tawn, it iwas harfhly treated ; for it was burnt and déffroyed without mercy : and many knights, fquices, men at arms, fine children,; both boys. and girls; were carried away as flaves, tor be ranfomed.. The king rode on to Tburnay, where he y^jbrnmitmj . J" . «ïfcect 14«


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