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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

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BOOK II.-CONTINUED.

176. The cardinals of Santa Croce and of Cyprus

come to Arras to attend the convention

177. Louis de Luxembourg, count of St. Pol,

espouses Joan of Bar, countess of Marle and

of Soissons

178. The French are defeated near to Rethel by the

bastard de Humieres

179. Ambassadors from the king of England arrive

at Arras to attend the convention

180. Ambassadors from France arrive at Arras to

attend this convention

181, Sir John de Mello, a knight of Spain, and the

lord de Chargny, com bat each other in the

presence of the duke of Burgundy at Arras

182. The French and Burgundians are on very

amicable terms in Arras

183. The cardinal of Winchester comes to Arras to

attend the convention

184. During the meeting of the convention at Arras,

La Hire and Poton overrun and forage the

country of the duke of Burgundy

185. The kings of Arragon and Navarre are defeated,

and made prisoners, before Gajeta, by the

army of the duke of Milan

186. The cardipal of Winchester and the whole of

the English embassy leave Arras. Other

ambassadors arrive there

187. A peace is concluded between Charles king of

France and the duke of Burgundy in the city

of Arras

188. The English lay siege to the town of St. Denis,

which in the end surrenders to them by capi-

tulation

189. Isabella, queen of France, dies in the city of

Paris

190. The cardinals, and the ambassadors from the

council, leave Arras. The duke of Burgundy

appoints different officers to the towns and

fortresses that had been conceded to him by

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waging war with them against the king of

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France : they no longer converse or keep

company with them.

Other matters briefly

spoken of

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ib. 195. King Henry seuds letters to the Hollanders to

draw them to his party. A copy of these

letters

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196. The duke of Burgundy determines to make

ib.

war on the English

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197. The duke of Burgundy, by the advice of his

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privy counsellors, resolves to make an attempt

to conquer Calais

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198. The city of Paris is reduced to the obedience of

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Charles king of France

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199. Arthur count de Richemont, constable of

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France, makes war on the heir of Commercy 30

200. The bishop of Liege and the Liegeois destroy

ib.

Bousseuvre, and other forts that had made

war against them

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201. The town and castle of Orchimont are destroyed

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by Everard de la Marche

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202. The English make excursions from Calais toward

Boulogne and Gravelines. La Hire conquers

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Gisors, and loses it soon afterwards

ib.

203. The men of Ghent, and the Flemings, make

great preparations for the siege of Calais 33

8 204. Sir John de Croy, bailiff of Hainault, in con-

junction with other captains, attack the

English and are discomfited by them

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ib. 205. The Flemings march to the siege of Calais, and

march back again

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206. Sir Florimont de Brimeu, seneschal of Pon-

18 thien, conquers the town of Crotoy

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207. Humphry duke of Glocester arrives at Calais

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with a large armament. He enters Flanders,

Artois, and other territories of the duke of

Burgundy, and does much damage to them 43

208. The Flemings again take up arms, after their

retreat from Calais to their towns

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ib. 209. La Hire conquers the town and castle of sons.

Other matters

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210. The duchess of Bedford, sister to the count do

St. Pol, re-marries of her own free will. The

king of Sicily negotiates with the duke of

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Burgundy for his liberty. The English

recover the town of Pontoise

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211. James I. king of Scotland is murdered in his

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bedchamber during the night by his unele

the earl of Athol. Other matters

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212. La Hire, Poton, with many other French cap-

tains, are near taking Rouen. They are

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attacked defeated by the English, who

surprise them in their quarters

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the duke of Burgundy after the peace of Arras.

The marshal de Rieux takes many towns

and castles from the English in Normandy

194. The English suspect the Burgundians who are

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213. The town of Bruges rebels against its lord and 236. The king of France compels Roderigo de
his officers. A great conflict and slaughter

Villandras, who was committing great waste

is the consequence

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on his territories, to march away and make

214. The bastard de la Hire makes an excursion

war on the English

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through the countries of Peronne, Rose, and 237. Pope Eugenius sends bulls to divers parts of

Mondidier, where he commits great waste 51

Europe. Their tenour

ib.

215. King Charles of France orders his captains to 238. Sir John de Luxembourg, in consequence of

reconquer some towns and castles from the

being in the ill graces of the duke of Bur-

English. He marches in

person against

gundy, sends letters to the knights of the

Montereau-faut-Yonne, and recaptures it

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Golden Fleece

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216. The men of Bruges make frequent excursions

239. The count de Richemont, constable of France,

from their town, and lay the low countries

gains the town of Meaux, in Brie, from the

under contributions

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English

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217. The English recover the town of Fecamp in

Normandy

240. Sir John de Luxembourg sends letters to excul-

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pate himself to the great council of the duke

218. The lord d'Offemont makes La Hire his pri-

of Burgundy. Their contents
soner while lie was playing at ball at Beauvais ib.

241. King Charles of France sends the princess

219. Charles king of France makes his first entry

Catherine, his daughter, to the duke of

into Paris after its reduction ; the prepara-

Burgundy, conformably to the treaty of

tions for it

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marriage agreed on with the count de

220. The commonalty of Bruges become more

Charolois bis son

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moderate in their proceedings, and send 242. The bastard of Bourbon takes the town of La

ambassadors to the duke of Burgundy to sue

Mothe in Lorraine

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243. Many noble ambassadors froin the kings of

221. The lord d'Ausy and sir Florimont de Brimeu,

France and England meet between Grave-

seneschal of Ponthieu and of Abbeville, march

lines and Calais, to hold a conference on the

to lay siege to Crotoy

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subject of peace

ib.

222. A large body of men-at-arms, under the com-

244. The English make an excursion into the

mand of several French captains, harass the

country of Santois, where they gain the

country of Hainault.–They are nicknamed

castle of Folleville, and commit many ravages

Skinners

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and cruelties

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223. A great famine in France

61 245. The dauphin, the duke of Bourbon, and many

224. The populace of Ghent again take up arms,

of the great lords, quit in disgust the court

excited thereto by the artisans

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of king Charles

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225. Peace concluded between the duke of Bur- 246. The French overruin the lands of Neel belong-

gundy and the town of Bruges

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ing to sir John de Luxembourg

226. War recommences between the duchy of Bar 247. The earl of Somerset besieges Harfleur with a

and the county of Vaudemont

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powerful army of English

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227. Famine, war, and pestilence, rage in many places 68 | 248. A very great lord in Brittany, called the lord

228. Lord Talbot, sir Thomas Kiviel, and other

de Retz, is accused and convicted of sorcery. 96

English captains, conquer Longueville, and 249. Pierre de Regnault, bastard-brother to La Hire,

many more castles from the French

ib.

goes on a foraging party to the country round

229. A treaty of marriage is concluded between the

Abbeville

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eldest son to the king of Navarre and tho 250. Ambassadors from France, England, and Bur.

princess of Cleves, niece to the duke of

gundy, mect at Calais, to treat of a general

Burglindy

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peace

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230. The towns and castles of Montargis and 251. The Barrois and Lorrainers overrun the county

Chevreuse submit to the obedience of king

of Vaudemont, where they commit great

Charles of France

ib.

waste and destruction

ib.

231. A quarrel arises between pope Eugenius and 232. The duke of Orleans obtains his liberty by

the council of Basil. Other matters

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means of the duke of Burgundy, and marries

232. The count d'Eu, who had been prisoner in

the lady of Cleves, niece to the said duke 99

England since the battle of Azincourt, 253. The king of France goes to Troyes in Cham.
obtains his liberty, and returns to France,

pagne. Several towns and forts submit to his

He raises large armies

ib.

obedience. Other matters

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233. La Hire, Blanchefort, and others of king 254. The English in the castle of Folleville do much

Charles's captains, make excursions into

damage to the country round Amiens. They

Germany

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dcfeat some Picard lords and their men 107

234. The count d’Estampes recovers the castle of 255. Some of the garrisons of the count de St. Pol

Roullet from the men of the lord de Moy.

rob the king of France's servants as they

Other matters

ib.

were conducting warlike stores from the city

235. A meeting is held between Calais and Grave.

of Tournay. The reparation the count de

lines between the cardinal of England and

St. Pol makes for this conduct

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the duchess of Burgundy, to deliberate on 256. The duchess of Burgundy waits on the king

the means of establishing a lasting peace

of France at Laon, to make some requests to

between France and England

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him, Other matters

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257. The duchess of Burgundy leaves king Charles

at Laon, and returns to the duke her lord at

Quênoy

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258. The fortress of Montaigu, belonging to the lord

of Commercy, is destroyed, and razed to the

ground, by orders from the duke of Burgundy ib.

259. The king of France lays siege to and conquers

the town of Creil .

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260. The king of France marches to besiege the

town and castle of Pontoise

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261. The duke of York, governor of Normandy for

the king of England, marches an army to

Pontoise, to force the king of France to raise

the siege

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262. The duke of Orleans returns to the duke of

Burgundy from France

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263. Remonstrances are sent to king Charles of

France by the nobles assembled at Nevers ib,

264. The answers of the king of France and of his

great council to the remonstrances of the

nobles of France assembled at Nevers 119

265. King Charles assembles a large body of men.

at-arms, and marches them to Tartas, where,

however, the English do not appear .

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266. The king of France, after gaining Tartas,

comes before Saint Severe, and conquers

that town and castle, with some others in

Gascony

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267. Pierre de Regnault is forced to dislodge from

the castle of Mailly

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268. The king of France assembles a large army

to march into Normandy.—The earl of

Somerset makes some conquests from the

French in Anjou and elsewhere

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269. Some knights and gentlemen of the duke of

Burgundy's court hold a tournament near to

Dijon

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270. The challenges for this tournarnent and the

names of the champions

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271. Here follow the articles for the deeds of arms

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272. The duke of Burgundy sends the count

d'Estampes, with a large body of men-at-

arms, into the duchy of Luxembourg 131

273. The duke of Burgundy reduces the duchy of

Luxembourg to his obedience

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274. Some of the dauphin's men, having advanced

into Burgundy, are attacked and defeated by

the marshal of Burgundy

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275. A truce is concluded between the kings of

England and France, and with all the allies

and relatives of either party

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3. In the year 1446, when the king of France

returned from hearing mass, he found on

his bed the following ditty

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4. The duke of Brittany puts his brother the

lord Giles to death. The Genoese send an

embassy to the king of France to offer him

their sovereignty. The event

ib

5. The king of France, on the death of pope

Eugenius, has a grand council held at Lyons,

whither came many ambassadors from Ger-

many, England, and other parts, to restore

union in the church and put an end to all

schisms

6. The duke of Orleans receives from the hands

of the duke of Milan his uncle the county

of Asti in Piedmont. The king of France

besieges the city of Mans, which surrenders

by capitulation

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7. The king of France sends ambassadors to pope

Nicholas V. The town of Fival is besieged

by the Genoese. It is revictualled by sea.

The duke of Orleans makes preparations to

raise this siege by land

ib.

8. Sir Francis de Surienne, called the Arragonian,

takes the town and castle of Fougeres, belong-

ing to the duke of Brittany, not withstanding

the truce between the kings of France and

of England. The great mischiefs he does

there

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9. The populace of London rise against the king's

officers. They inhumanly murder the bishop

of Glocester, and imprison the marquis of

Suffolk, but the king sets him at liberty 149

10. Three malefactors, two men and one woman,

are condemned to death by the court of parlia-

ment at Paris

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11. In consequence of the capture of Fougeres, the

allies of the duke of Brittany gain the town

and castle of Pont de l'Arche from the En.

glish.-Gerberoy is afterwards taken

ib.

12. The king of France, being satisfied that the

English had broken the truce, declares war

against them. Verneuil is taken by a miller

whom an Englishman had beaten

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13. The count de St. Pol appears before Nogent,

which surrenders to him, The capture of

Point-audemer

14. The English invade Scotland twice, and are as

many times repulsed. The tower of Ver.

neuil surrenders to the king of France.

Other matters

155

15. The king of France summons Mantes to sur-

render, which it does, and is taken possession

of in the name of the king, by the count de

Dunois, his lieutenant-general

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16. The king of France makes his entry into Ver-

Deuil. The reception he receives. The

seneschal of Poitou undertakes an expedition

against the castle of Loigny. It surrenders

to the king, and several English are taken in

it. Vernon surrenders to the king : 157

17. The king of France comes to the town of

Evreux, where he is handsomely received,

and goes thence to Louviers. The castle of

Anjou submits to the king, Gournay surren-

ders also. John Howel yields up the castle

of La Roche-Guyon to its lord, and turns to

the French

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18. The counts of Eu and of St. Pol take by storm

the new castle of Nicorps. The castle sur.

renders on terms. The count de Dunois

gains the castle of Harcourt

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19. The duke of Brittany and the constable of

France enter Normandy with a great army

and lay siege to St. Lo, which surrenders to

them, as do many other small places. The

town of Carentan surrenders also

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20. The duke of Alençon conquers his town of

Alençon. The count de Foix gains the town

and castle of Mauleon. The count de Dunois

takes Argentan. The English retire into the

keep of the castle, and, on surrendering it,

march away with only staves in their hands : 162

21. The king of Sicily waits on the king of France

at Louviers. Fresnoy surrenders to the duke

of Alençon. Gisors capitulates. The castle

of Gaillon is besieged

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22. The king of France orders the counts de

Dunois, d'Eu, and de St. Pol, to join him,

as he intended to march to Rouen, whence

after remaining three days he returns. Some

of the inhabitants of Rouen are near deliver-

ing up the city to him. The duke of Brit-

tany besieges Fougeres. Conde is taken ib.

23. The archbishop of Rouen and others of the

citizens negotiate to surrender that city to tho

king of France.

The keys are presented to

the licutenant-general the count de Dunois,

who enters the town with his army .

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24. The king of France besieges the duke of

Somerset, lord Talbot, and their men, in

the government-palace of Rouen. They

surrender, on condition of being allowed to

march away on yielding up the castle of

Arques, and other places mentioned

169

25. The king of France makes a grand entry into

Rouen. He is sumptuously received. The

English restore to the king the castles of

Arques, Caudebec, Tancarville, Moustier-

ville, &c. .

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26. The castle of Gaillon submits to the obedience

of the king of France. Fougeres surrenders

to the duke of Brittany, and Bellême to the

duke of Alençon. A well-fought battle takes

place between the French and English 173

27. The king of France leaves Rouen. He sends his

lieutenant-general to besiege Harfleur, which

surrenders on capitulation. The fair Agnes

is taken ill. Her death, and her last testa-

ment

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28. The count de Foix raises a large army to besiege

the castle of Guischen. The English as-

semble to raise the siege, but are defeated by

the lord de Lautrec and the bastard de Foix . 177

29. After the capture of Valognes by sir Thomas

Kiriel, he takes the field with a large army

of Englishmen. He is met by the count do

Clermont, who attacks and defeats him 178

30. The duke of Brittany besieges Avranches with

bis whole force. It surrenders to him. He

takes Tombelaine. Bayeux is won. The

constable gains Bricquebec, Valognes, St.

Sauveur le Vicomte. Other incidents 181

31. The siege of Caeu. The king of France, at-

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large army. The English, after sustaining

much dansage from the batteries, surrender

the town and castle of Caen

182

32. The king of France makes his entry into Caen,

and is nobly received there. The English

surrender Falaise Poton de Saintrailies is

appointed governor of it. Domfront is re-

duced to the king's obedience

185

33. The decease of the duke of Brittany, and of the

lord Giles his brother, whom he had cruelly

put to death before his decease. Cherbourg

is besieged by sea and land, and is taken by

the French

186

34. The author particularises the valour of several

of the nobles in the conquest of Normandy.

The king of France sends the count de Pen.

thievre, as his lieutenant, into Guienne . 188

35. The lord d'Orval defeats the men of Bordeaux.

Duke Peter of Brittany does homage to the

king of France. The duke of Burgundy

attempts to lay a tax on salt throughout

Flanders.

190

36. The king appoints the count de Dunois his

lieutenant-general in Guienne, who besieges

Mont-Guyon. It surrenders to him. He

lays siege to the town of Blaye, which is

taken by storm. The castle capitulates 191

37. The greater part of the towns and castles in the

duchy of Guienne enter into treaties for their

surrender, with the exception of Bayonne.

Bordeaux surrenders

193

38. The city of Bayonne is besieged by the counts

de Foix and de Dunois, lieutenants-general to

the king.

surrenders. The regulations

made in consequence. Pope Nicholas marries

the emperor of Germany to the daughter of

the king of Portugal. The events that take

place in England

. 196

39. Jacques Caur is arrested and confined. The

reasons of it. The king of France declares

war against the duke of Savoy, but peace is

made by the mediation of the cardinal de

Touteville. Lord Shrewsbury regains Bor-

deaux from the French

. 200

40. The men of Ghent besiege Oudenarde. The

duke of Burgundy sends an army against

them. The Picards conquer the Pont d'Es.

pieres from the Ghent men, and kill many of

them

202

41. The count d'Estampes, with the aid of the Pi-

cards alone, raises the siege of Oudenarde,

and defeats tho Ghent men, without the

knowledge of the duke of Burgundy

ib.

42. The duke of Burgundy establishes garrisons

round Ghent. He makes several inroads

into the country of Waes

203

43. The Ghent men fortify Nineve. The count

d'Estampes defeats them there. The men of

Ghent attempt to destroy a dyke, to drown

the country of Waes, but are again defeated

by the count de St. Pol

205

44. The battle of Rupelmonde, where the Ghent

tended by the king of Sicily, and his sou the

duke of Calabria, appear before it with a

men are defeated by the duke of Burgundy . 206

45. The Ghent men who had fled to Acre abandon

the place : it is burned by the duke of Bur-

gundy. The king of France sends ambassa-

dors to the duke in Flanders, to restore peace

to that country

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