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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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Francis* Atrémen matched from Ghent with three'thoufand men f and arrived at Ardembonrg, where there was a .levere fkirmifh. In fact,, the Ghent men • won the town ; but it coft them a aumber of men, 'as there were full two hundred of their foldiera kiBed. * The town was Harmed, pillaged, and tbe greater part of it burnt. They then marched back to Ghent with their booty, where they were received with. great joy. Shortly after this they advanced to Dendre-monde, Aloft, and as far as Oudenarde, pluh-• deriag «the. whole country. ... The earl of Flanders, who refided at Lille, heard how the Ghent men were ravaging the country, and marching to different parte to plunder it. He was much enraged thereat, not fnppoflng they would hate had either the cou-rage or power fo to do, fince they had loft Phi*, lip von Artaveld. Thofe prefent anfwered,€ My lord, yon have always heard how very artful the men erf Ghent are : they have fhewn it to you* and will how do £i the more fince their amhaf-Jkdors MM returned from England, efpecially Francis. Atremen, who was the intimate friend of Philip: and as long as he live?, you wiU merer be free from war. We alfo kijow for a truth that he has concluded & treaty between Ghent and the king §f England* for he is fer' ^retly, in fpite of appearances, attached to England, and receives daily from thence one iranc as wages.. John Saplemon, who lives at Bruges, and has refided there under you fop iwenty*four years, pays him monthly. To cor roborate the truth of his connections with Eng-- V01. VL * ~~ S ' " lànd? 157


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