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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.1

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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.1
page 243



' CHAP. XXXI. KING EDWARD MAKES GREAT ALLIANCES IN THE EMPIRE. *TPHE news of the difcomfiture at Cadfant was foon fpread abroad ;—the Flemings faid, that they were not forry for it, as the earl had placed that garrifon there without their confent or advice ; nor was Jacob von Artaveld difpleafed at the event. He inftantly fent over ambafladors to king Edward^, recommending himfelf to his grace with his whole heart and faith. Hefignified to the kirçg, that it was his opinion he ihould immediately crofs the fea, and come to Antwerp, by which means he would acquit himfelf towards the Flemings, who were very-anxious to fee him ; and he imagined, if he were on thatfide of the water, his affairs would go on more profperoufly, and to his greater advantage. The king of England, upon this, made very great preparations ; and when the winter was over, he embarked, accompanied by many earls, barons, and* knights, and came to the city of Antwerp, which at that time was held for the. duke of Brabant : multitudes came thither to fee him, and^witnefs the great fiate and pomp in which he lived. He fent to the duke of Brabant, his coufin, to his brother-in-law, the duke of Guelders, to the marquis of Juliers, the lord John of Hainault, and to all thofe from whom he expe&ed fupport and affifiance» 9 that


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