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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 277



be thirty thoufand failors, and that the town of Harlem alone had fupplied twelve hundred. Thefe veffels were amply freighted with warlike ftores and other neceffaries. You may imagine the grief of the ladies and damfels in Holland and Zealand was lot lefs than thofe of Hainault, when they found their lovers and relations were engaged in this war. Their anger fell chiefly on the lord de Crucmbourg, becaufe they thought he had been the great advifer of duke Albert in the matter, and on the lord de Merebbede, This laft was eager for revenge on the Frieflanders for the injuries they had done him : ini the before mentioned battle, when count Wil-liam was unfortunately (lain, he had loft three and thirty of his relations, bearing his arms on their coats* with fir Daniel de Merebbede their leader ; none of whom would the Frieflanders ranfom. Thefe two lords, therefore, were afraid to appear before the princefles and ladies of duke Albert's court. In a (hort time, the whole army was afiembled : the Englifh came firft, next the Hainaulters in very handfome array, under the command of the lord fénéfchal de Jumont, and the lord de Gomegines, who was marlhal j then the Hollanders and Zea-landers : but the French' did not come fo fbon as expe&ed, which delayed the embtHcation eleven days. During thjs interval, there arofe a quarrel between the ' Englifh and Hollanders ; and, had it not been for the count d'Oftrevant, the Eng-lifh would have been flam. The quarrel was made up ; and the French arrived, to the joy of all.. for 271


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