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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
page 309



This duie' was in upper Germany, and the fbn of one of the brothers" of the. reigning duke : he was very defiroiis of vifiting the court of France and bearing arms for it, a$ he was fond of every fort of honour ; and they had told him, which he believed as fact, that all honours in the world Were to be had in France. Duke Frederick, being at fuch a diftance, was the firft fent for : he made his preparations on re-ceiving the fummons, and faid he would come through Hainault, to visit his uncle and his confins, the count de Blois and others. Curing the time thefe warlike preparations were making, the fiege of Ypres continued with great vigour. There were many attacks and fkirmifliesj in which feveral were killed or wounded : but the governor, fir John de Saint Pi, made fo good a defence, that no effential damage was done. During this fiege, the e&rl of Flanders was informed that the church of Emeniri was ftrong, and worth poffefling ; for, fhould the Englifli come thither, they would eafily take it, as it had no garrifon, and they would from thence much harrafs the country. The earlrefolved to take poffeflion of it ; and, fending for fir John du Moulin, he faid to him,—* Sir John, collect a body of men from this town, and with crofs-bows go to Emenin, and gain the church, left the Englifli fortify it ; for, if they win it, they will harrafs all the furrounding country/ Sir John replied, he would willingly do fo, and immediately made preparations for the e£cur- (ion. i§5


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