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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
page 276



CHAP. XXXDL- THE EARL OF HAINAULT LANDS WITH HIS ARMY IN FRIESL AND. HE DEFEATS THE FRIE5L AK DERS IN BATTLE, BUT IS NEVER-. THELESS FORCED TO RETIRE TO HOLLAND, • TO PASS THE WINTER, WITHQUT HAVING GAINED ANY.THiNO IN FRIESL AN D; '*T^HE duke of Bavaria and his fon, having been fo fuccefeful in Hainault and Zealand, made the fame requefts to the Hollanders, efpe-cially to the barons and chief towns. To fay the truth, the Hollanders were much pleafed to hear ;war was about to be made on {he Frieflanders ; they hated them, particularly the knights and fquires, for there was a continual warfare carried on, and they mutually plundered each other on the frontiers of the two countries. When the great lords in Holland, fuch as the lord d'Atrel and other gallant knights and fquires,- heard the Applications of their princes, duke Albert and his fon count William, they immediately offered their fervices, and promifed them every afliftance. They were fpeedily,armed, and the principal towns fupplied them with a large body of crofs-bows, pikemen and men at arms. It was not long be-fore they were all affcmbled at Enchuyfen, where vclTcls had been provided to carry them to Fricf-land. They were fg numerous, they were faid to be 270


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