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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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Cl . « . and his knights to their homes, to pay attention to themfelves and their prifoners, from whom they expected great ranfoms. When the'report ôf this victory over the Brabanters was made public, the duke of Gueldres was more feared and honoured than before. x The duchefs of Brabant, who had refided at Bois le Duc, was much vexed, as indeed fhe had reafon, at this unfortunate turn in her affairs, and that the fiège of Grave was raifed. She ordered a ftrong garrifon into Bois le Duc to guard the frontiers, and then returned through Champagne to Bru fiels. She wrote frequently to the duke of Burgundy the ftate of things, and eagerly prefled him to afiift her in the. recovery of her loffes ; for all her hopes were in him. You may fuppofe, the news of this victory was inftantly known in France, particularly at the court of the king ; but they were little furprifed at it, rather holding it cheap, imagining, when the king marched thither, they fhould make themfelves ample amends. Orders were fent to fir William de laTrimouille • and to fir Gervais de Merande, who had been placed by the duke of Burgundy in the three cafiles on the Meufe, to guard well that frontier, and to make no fallies where there fhould be any rifle of lofs; for that they would fhortly hear from the king, who was preparing to vifit this duke of Gueldres and his country in perfon. Sir William had been greatly hurt at the late .defeat of his friends, but the intelligence from France


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