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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.11

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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.11
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they are rebellious againft us, and againft our rights, like men without law or religion. Notwithftanding the juftice of our claim, we cannot, my very dear lords, without your per-sonal and pecuniary aid, attempt to make thefe * people liften to reafon. ' We therefore entreat your affiftaecc in this neceffity, both perfonàl and pecu-niary, that we may fubjugate thefe difobcdient Frieflanders to OUF will. • • To this remonftrance the three eftates unani~ moufly affented; and, as they were always in-clined to comply with the defires of their lord, they prefented dukë Albert, from the country of Hainault, the fum of thirty thoufand francs in ready money, without including the town of Va-lencienner. This town performed equally well its duty, for duke Albert, attended by his fon, went thither, and made a fimilar requeft to what he had done fo fuccefsfully at Mons, Thefe two valiant princes were very joyful to fee their fubjefts fo forward to aflift their war, as it aflured them they were well beloved by them. Since they had now a fufficiency of mo-* ney, they refolved to inform the king of France of their intended expedition, and to requcft aid from him. Two prudent and valiant knights, the lord de Ligne and the lord de Jumont, were lent thither, and acquitted themfelves well, for they were muph in favour with the French, efpecially the lord de Ligne, whom the king, from his par-tiality to hiip, had made one of his chamber-Jains. He propofed to the king of France the fi64


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