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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
page 226



CHAP. XXXIÏL 'THE DUKE OF GUELDRES., AFTEE THE DEFEAT OF THE BRABANTERS, RETURNS TO NIMEGUEN.— , ON THE NEWS OF THIS VICTORY, THE KING AND COUNCIL OF FRANCE SEND AMBASSADORS TO THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY, THE MORE SECURELY TO CARRY ON THEIR WAR AGAINST •GUELDRELAND. SCARCELY can I for Ihame perpetuate the *^ disgraceful defeat of the Brabanters ; but, I have promifed at the commencement of this hiftory to infert nothing but what was ftrictly true, I muft detail the unfortunate confequences of this battle. The young duke of Gueldres gained this renowned victory about Magdalen~tide, in the month of July 1388. When the defeat and purfuit were over, which took up about two hours time, and the field cleared, the Gueldrians collected together, and greatly rejoiced, as indeed they had caufe, at the fortunate fueceis of the day, for they had made many more prifoners than they were in number themfelves.. The heralds were ordered by them to examine the dead, and report who had been flain. Among them was the young and handfome fon of the count de Namur (who was ftiled the Vaiffier de Celles, lord de Balaftre,) which, when told to the duke, greatly afflicted him; and he bitterly MS


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