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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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lîflt demanded their affiftance, and were lying before Ypres, they were much pleafed, mud pre-pared themfdfes to march thither as fpeediy as poffible. They fet out .from Ghent on tics Saturday morning after- the octave of St. Peter and St. Paid, to the amount 'of near twenty thou-fand, with a very confiderable train of carts, and in good array. They marched by-Courtray, aftd came before Ypres. ' The English were rejoiced at their coming, and made great cheer for them, faying they would take Ypres, and then conquer Bruges, Damme and Sluys, making do doubt that before Septem-ber, they would have conquered all Flanders, Thus did they boaft of their good fortune. • The governor of Ypres at that time was the lord de Saint Pi, a very prudent and valiant knight who had thrown himfelf into the place, where every thing was done according to his plans and orders. The men at arms who had accom-panied this knight thither by order of the duke of Burgundy and the earl of Flanders, were fir John de Bougraigne, caftellan of Ypres, fir Baldwin de Delbedene his fon, the lord Difieg-hien, the lord de Stades, fir John Blanchart, fir John de Merfelede,fir Hamel, fir Nicholas Belle, lord de Harlequebecque, the lord de Rolleghen, fir John Ahoutre, John de Saint Pi, nephew to the governor, François Belle, fir George Belle, and many more. They had great difficulty to withftand the English, who attacked them openly and covertly. ' They were likewife under alarm left there should be fome underftanding betwéeà


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