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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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fades near the irai, againft which they ltad placed their laddere and had entered the town. They marched to the market-place without any noife* and continued fo until they were all collected * when they met a knight* called fir Florens de Halle, lieutenant-governor, who was there on guard with about thirty men at arms of the town. The Ghent men began to shout, 'Ghent* Ghent \4 and to attack the guard whom they flew, as wdl as fir Florens de Halle. Thus was Oudenarde taken. Yoa may fuppofe that the inhabitants, -Who were fleeping in their beds, were exceed* ingly aftoniihed when they heard thefe (bouts and faw the town taken by fcalado without hav* lag any remedy for it. Their houfes were forc-ed open, and thofe within flairi; for they were fo fuddenly furprifed, there was not any help for it. Thofe who could efcape did, leaving their hettfes in a ftate of nakednefs, and leaping met the walls, faved themfelves by the ponds and iitcbes of the town. None of the rich men could carry any part of their wealth with them* but were happy if they faved their lives. This night great numbers were killed* or drowned ift the ponds ; and thus ended this expedition. In the morning, when the Ghent men &w foattfelves matters of the town* they fent oat of it all the women and children in their fhifts, or in Hue meapèft dreïs they had. In this plight ' tfcfcfe who had efcaped got to Mons, Armsf Goadé, Valenciennes or Tournay, in the beft mmmt they cotrWL . Ntarswasfpread every where of the^ftptuw** Oudenarde*


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