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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.7

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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.7
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Àbçul the end- of May, Francis Atremén/ with fetren thoufancl armed men, failed out of Ghent, with the intent to take Ardembotirg by furpfifej and to make all the knights arid iqu'ires there in garrifon prifoners. They were iftore defirous to take the governor, fir John de Jumont, than all the reft ; for he had, done them much mifchief, by flaying and talcing their peoplé thrufting out their eyes, cutting off their hands Or ears, fo that they could not love him. ' For this purpofe, ' they came on Wedriefday at day-break to Ardembourg, having with ' them their ladders ready prepared. NjOW ôbferve what great peril they . were in : thé vrfcount de Meaux, fir John de Jumont, fir RaiBart de Flandres, the lord de Day m art, fir Tiercelot de Montigny, fir Perducas de Port St. Marc, the lord de Longueval and fir Jolin his fon, fir Hugh Ddhel, the lord de Lalain, fir Reginald de Lommie and feveral more were fleeping quietly in their beds, trading to the watchftflnefs of the guard: but the guards of the night were almoft all retired, and the watch-man was mounting his poft, wjieft Francis Atre- . men and his Ghent riien, with their ladders on their ïhoulders had croffed the ditches and fixed their ladders to the walls, which the forcmoft had begun to mount. * . . ' By accident, the lord de St. Aubin and a . fquire from Picardy, called Enguerrand .Z.ede. quin, were at this moment parading the town clofe by the walls : they had with them three * C 2 picards 1§


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