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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
page 43



without fppofitiQK, for they mem matters of the place, the good people being ft ill. in their beds. llwwthe 17th daypf July when Damme was thus fcrprifed. They advanced to the gate, and broke ill the bars of it with ftrong axes : thofe without deftroyed the barrer?, and thus all forts of people entered the town. The inhabitants began to be in motion; but it was too late, for they were made prifoners in their houfes, and thofe whom they found armed were (lain without mercy, Thtp.waa#tbe good town of Damme taken, wherein they found much wealth : in particular* cellars foil of Malmfey and other wines. I. howd alfp. that thofe of Bruges had brought thither great riches for fear of a rebellion of tJxe populace whom they fufpected. Fra^ci^ Atremen was much rejoiced on being mafter of Pamme, and faid, € Now I have well, l|ept my proroife to Ghent ; this place will enable US to conquer Bruges, SPuyi, and Ardembourg.* t He inftaptly iffued 3 proclamation, that not the ffUalleft haiW or infult fliould be offered to the noWe ladies in the town ; for there were feven ladies* the wives of Knights, who had come thi-ther tp yifit madame de Guiftelles, who was with child aud near lying in. After having pillaged the tpwn aqd put to death thofe who would not join their party, they began to repair it., . When thofe in Bruges heard of this, they were much enraged, and not without caufe : they in-ftantly armed and marched to Damme, and began to fkirmifh and attack it ; but it was of no avail, for yoi. VJI. D - they m


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