The History of the Life and Times of Edward the Third Volume 1

The History of the Life and Times of Edward the Third Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: Ghent, Bruges and Ypres, the exclusive privilege of manufacturing wool, and had thereby destroyed the manufactories which had previously been carried on in the small villages.3 A civil war between these two sections of the community was consequently on the point of breaking out, but it was prevented by Van Artevelde, who seized one of the leaders of the village party, and thus reduced it to submission. Van Artevelde him A.D.1342. Death of Pope Be-nedict XII.: succeeded by Cle-ment VI. who tries in vain to bring about a peace. He tries to induce the Flemings to submit to their Count, but fails to do so. 1 Sismondi, vol. x. p. 196. 2 Ibid. p. 197. - Ibid. p. 198. Chap. XI. THE POPE S FRUITLESS INTERFERENCE. 205 self was put in prison in his turn, but was released A.D.1342 by his partisans, and the Count consulted his safety by returning to Paris. Thus ended, for a time, the Pope, s efforts for peace. Edward continued his preparations for the war in Edward Brittany, and seems now to have more seriously con-his pretemplated the necessity of going in person. On the?" 20th of May, he wrote to the Sheriffs of all the counties, except York, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland, ordering them to proclaim publicly through their bailiwicks, that " all men-at-arms, armed men, and archers who wish to go with us to our wars, are to provide themselves with proper arms and other necessaries by the 24th of June, so as to be ready to go with us."1 On the 20th of June he wrote to the mayors and bailiffs of thirty-nine ports,2 ations war. 1 Rymer, vol. ii. p. 119o. a The ports were: --Bristol Maidstone Chalk Mousehole Clive Mount St. Michael Dartmouth in periculo maris Dovor Newport in the Isle Exmouth of Wight Falmouth more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236486172