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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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a meffenger to the duke of Burgundy,, who was with the king of France, with private letters, to give him information of this event, and for him to ' confider of it | for he concluded that fmce the Englifh had thus entered Flanders and killed his . fubjects, they would not rest there, but would advance further into the country and do more mifchief. ' .. • • * Theduke of Burgundy, on receiving this intei-ligenoe, fént knights and fquires to garrifon St. Omer, Aire, St. Venant, Bailleul, Bergues, Caflel, and all the ftrong places on the frontiers of Flanders, and to guard theentrance of Artois. • We will return to the English, and fay how they profpered. , CHAP IN. THE ENGLISH, UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE ' BISHOP OF NORWICH, HAVING CONQUERED ALL THE COAST FROM GRAVELINES TO SLUYS, LAY SIEGE TO YPRES. AFTER the defeat near Dunkirk and the con-. quest of that • town, the Englifh were fwollen with pride, and thought all Flanders was their own. • To fay the truth, had they marched directly to Bruges,. many who .were well ac-quainted with the ftate of that town, fay it would have fur rendered to them : but they act-' - . ... •• . • ed


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