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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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ihe townfihen and thofe-from Ghent; and leê the place fhould, by treating fall into their hands. • . A gallant knight of Hainauit called fir John de Jtimonti was at this time in Courtray as its ' governor, having accepted it at the earneft en- • treaties of the duke of Burgundy and earl of: Flanders; At that time no knight of Flanders' dared to undertake it, fo dangerous did the de-fence of it appear; for when the king of France had marched away it was difmantled and burnt,! bri Which account- very few refided there; and it was fo much deftroyed, that they could fcarcely find a place to put their horfes in. • Sir John dë Jumont undertook the grand en- ' terprife of defending it. He fpeedily repaired it, and behaved Jo gallantly, through God's mercy and grace, that there was not any da* mage done it; on the contrary, much honour" accrued to him. - The duke of Burgundy, whtf Carefully at-* ' tended to the affairs of Flanders, as, they fo nearly concerned him, fent from France fixty Breton lances to Courtfay* to reinforce and en-courage fir John de jumont. Thefe men at arms * marched to Lille, jihden the command of the dukes from thence they fet out oa^.Friday • morning to Commines^ where they arrived, un-der the command of the lord de St. Léger and Yvonnet de Cantemat. By break of day full two hundred Englifh lances had fcometo the^ town of Commines, to collect forage from thé flat countries, and carry it to the army before VOL. VI. • . V Ypres.


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