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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.9

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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.9
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You may fuppofe that the duke was na way ignorant of what they were about, but he gave not any interruption to their building the bridge, until it was nearly completed. He then ad-vanced with cannons and other artillery, " and attacked it fo roughly, that it was fet on fire and deftroyed. Thus did the Brabanters, ta their great vexation, lofe all the effect of their labour. They, upon this, called * council to determine how to act. CHAP. XXXII. THE BRABANTERS HAVING PASSED THROUGH RAVESTEIN,* ENTER GUELDRELAND, AND ARE DEFEATED BY THE DUKE OF GUELDRES.—THE SIEGE OF GRAVE IS RAISED IN CONSEQUENCE. rT,HREE short leagues from Grave lies thç **• town of Ravenftein, belonging to the lord de Bourne, who is a vaflal to Brabant. At the council I mentioned, the lord de Bourne was folicited by the minifters of the du-chefs of Brabant, and by the knights and fquires to open his town of Raveftein for them to gain an entrance into Gueldreland, *. Ravenftein,—a town of the Netherlands In Dutch Bra-bant, and capital of a county of the fame name, with an ancient and ftrong caftie. It belongs to the elector Palatifce; but the Dutch have a right to put a garrifon there. It is fili-ated on the Meufe, on the confines of Gueldreland, ten prïles fouth-weft of Nimeguen.—BROOKES' GAZETTEER. and. 908


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