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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
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mafs for them, whether the. pope would or not, ' as he had a power of fo doing, and this fatisfied them. When, the king of France faw, that^e could not make the Flemings retraft their opinions, he com manded thofe in garrifon in Tournay, Lifle, Douay, and the neighbouring caiHes, to make war upon them, and overrun their country. Upon which fir John de Roye, at that time in Tournay, and fir Matthew de Trie, marlhall of France, together withfir Godemar du Fay and many other knights, collè&ed a thoufand men,ftrongly .armed and well mounted, with three hundred crofs-bowmen, as well from Tournay as from Lifle arid Douay : they fet out from Tournay one evening after fupper, and marched ^fo* expeditiouily, that they came before Courtray about day-break, and before funrife had colle&ed all the cattle thereabouts. . Some of their light-horfe advanced to the gates of the totim, and killed and wounded many in the fuburbs: they then retreated without lofs, and placed the river Lys, on their return, between them and the booty, which they had carried off that day. They brought into Tournay more than ten thoufand iheep, and of fwine, beeves, and kine, is many more. The Flemings were fore vexed at this; and Jacob von Artaveld, who was at that time at Gbept, fwore that this expedition ihould be revenged on Tournay and its neighbourhood. He gave immediate orders for the different towns χα Flanders to collect forces, and to fend them to Ν 3 hx^


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