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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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lions, to the commonalty of Ghent, and have them publicly read; by which means they will put greater confidence in them, for, at thé time we mention, we (hall be mailers of the town, or dead men. Sir John replied, he would do as they had faid, when their council broke up, and ût John left the town to confider how he was to act. Thefe two citizens were very active to complete their plans, and conftantly bufy with their prin-cipal fupporters the deans of guilds. By their assiduity, they had gained over the greater number of the populace; and it was ordered that, at eight o'clock on Thurfday, they (hould quit their houfes, the banner of Flanders dif. played before them, and fliout, f Flanders for the Lion ! the lord of the country grants peace to the good town of Ghent, and pardon to all evil-minded perfons.* This bufinefs could not be carried on fo fê« cretly but that Peter du Bois knew of it : the taomeht he had tie information, he went to the Jord Bourchier, Who was governor in chief for the king of England, and faid to him,—* My lord, Roger Cremin and James d'Àrdembourg intend aflembling the inhabitants to-morrow morning,^ at eight o'clock, in the market-place with thfe banner of Flanders in their hands, and are to fliout out through the streets, e Flanders for the Lion ! the lord of the country grants peace and pardon to the good town of Ghent (qr all misde-meanours.' What are we now te do ? The king


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