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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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drive the Englifh opt of Flanders, and from the countries which they had fo. recently con-quered. But as he knew that France was very extenfive, that federal barons bound to ferve the king were at a great diftance, and that many things .might happen before they could arrive, he refolved to fetid to fir Arnoul de Sorge, bifhop of Liege, who was a flaunch Urbanist, to request he would come to Ypres and nego-tiate with the Englifh to decamp and march elfewhere ; for he had been much astonifhed at their proceedings, fince it was well known to* the world that both himfelf and country were' good Urbanists. The earl managed fo well that the bifhop of Liege came to Hainault, and from thence to Valenciennes, Douay and Lille, where he had a conference* with the earl, who informed him of what he wifhed him to do. After this, the bifhop left Liege and éame to the camp be-fore Ypres, where the Englifh and Ghent men received him very politely, and attentively lis- ' tened to all he had to fay. I was told at the time, that the ear! of Flanders, through the means of the bifhop' ôf Liege, offered to the bifhop1 of Norwich . and the Englifh, if they would break tip their fiege, and carry their war against the countries of the Clementists, to fend them five hundred lances to ferve under their orders for three months, and at his own -expence. The bifhop of Norwich replied, he Would at-tentively confider and * difcufe this propofaL %J 1 Many 292


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