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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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duke of Burgundy to remonftrate with him on the capture of Oudenarde during the truce, and to fay, that if it were not delivered back to them they fhould confider the truce as broken. But the duke excufed himfelf* declaring he had not interfered any way in the bufinefs, and that as God might help him, he was entirely igno-rant of this expedition of the lord Deftournay : lie added, that he would willingly write to him, which he did, and order him to give back Oudenarde, for it was neither honourable to him nor agreeable fo the duke to capture any towns, cailles or forts during a truce. The lord Deftourhay acknowledged the let-ters from the duke, and in anfwer faid, that the garrifon of Oudenarde had always made war on his lands, whether truce or no truce, and had feized on his inheritance, and that he had never confented to any truce with them ; that he had conquered Oudenarde in fair war, and that he would keep poffeflion of it as his own proper inheritance until Flanders and Ghent fhould be completely re-united, for his other property had been ruined by the war. Things remained in this ftate, for nothing bet* ter could be done. Francis Atremen was very much blamed for not having better guarded the place, and efpe-cially by the lord de Harzelles, infomuch that Francis was wroth With the knight, and high words enfued, adding, whatever he may have done in regard to Oudenarde, he had always acquitted himfelf loyally towards Ghent. This- provoked • 364


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