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Three days before the birth of her child, the news reached her that her good husband, the king, had been taken prisoner.Team Fortress 2 - Meet the Soldier (Russian)
She made a knight watch at the foot of her bed all night without sleeping. This knight was very old, not less than eighty or more, and every time she screamed, he held her hands and said, "Madam, do not be thus alarmed; I am with you, do not be afraid. The knight promised it with an oath. The queen then said, "Sir knight, I request, on the oath you have sworn, that should the Saracens storm this town and take it, you will cut off my head before they seize me.
In this same town of Damietta the queen shortly after gave birth to a son, who was named John, and surnamed Tristan, because he had been born in misery and poverty.
On the very day of his birth it was told the queen that the Pisans, the Genoese, and all the poorer people in the town, were about to fly and leave the king. The queen sent for them, and thus spoke: At least, if such be your intention, have pity on this wretched person who lies here, and wait until she be recovered.
She replied that they should never die of hunger, for that she would buy up all the provision that could be found in the place, and retain it henceforward in the name of the king. And in the little time before her recovery, it cost her three hundred and sixty pounds and more to feed these people.
Notwithstanding, the good lady was forced to rise before she was perfectly well, and set out for the town of Acre, for Damietta was to be delivered to the Turks and Saracens. He was not a man of deep research, but was endowed with a powerful memory, and a lively disposition, which made him delight in relating strange incidents and deeds of war. Thus he was well fitted to become the amusing chronicler, though not the strictly accurate historian, of his times.
He was an ecclesiastic by profession, but spent a considerable part of his life in travelling about to collect materials for his great work, and visited successively the countries of France, Italy, Spain, Holland, England, and Scotland.
An English translation was published by Lord Berners, in the sixteenth century, at the command of Henry VI If, fro'm which the following exfract.
WHEN Peter du Bois saw that the town of Ghent was daily impoverished, both inr their captains and men, and he- saw well that the: Peter du -Bois well remembered these words within himself, anid sawt that Jaques d'Arteville had a son called Philip, a very good. Then Peter du Bois, in an evening, came to this Philip, who resided in. Can you bear yourself high, and be cruel among the commons, and especially in such things as we shall have to do?
A man is worth nothing unless he be -feared, and sometimes renoi4nied for cruelty-; thus must the Flemings be governed; a man must set' no more store by the lives of men, nor have more- pity, than of the: Nex-t day Peterdu Bois came into a place where there were assembled more -than four thousand of his sect, and others, to hear some tidings, and to': So there-among them were named many personsof Ghent, and Peter du Bois stood still and heard them fully, and then, he said openly: Ghent; but, sirs, I know'one, who,'if he will accept the command, is.
Then Peter was desired to tell, his name, and he said, "Sirs, it is Philip d'Arteville, who was christened: I have heard, it was never ruled so. Sirs, be assured we ought to love the offspring of so valiant a man better than any other. There were the Lord of Harsell, Peter du Bois, Peter le Nuit, and ten or twelve of the chief aldermen of the crafts; and there they told Philip d'Arteville that the g'odd town of Ghent was in great danger, unless they had a captain who could manage all its affairs; wherefore they all chose him as their chief captain, for the great renown of his name and for the love of his good father.
Thus Philip was made chief captain of all Ghent, and at first he was in great favour, for-he spoke kindly to all with whom he had to do, and dealt so wisely that every man loved him. The sage men and wise counciliors of Hainault, of BrabanW, and of Liege, appointed a day of council to be holden at Harlebeck, near Courtray, at which place they met accordingly. And they of Ghent sent thither twelve of the most notable men of the town; and there they declared that the inhabitants of Ghent, except such riotous and unruly people as des'ired nothing but disturbance and contention, were desirous of having rest and peace, whatsoever should be the con.
And the matters were there so well debated, that the inhabitants of Ghent returned to their town, upon receiving certain articles of peace. And all such of the people of Ghent as were desirous of having rest and peace, assembled at the houses of two rich men' of Ghent, who had been engaged in this treaty, the one named Sir Guisebert Gent, and the other Sir Simon Bette. The next morning, about the hour of nine, the mayor and aldermen, and rich men of the town, came into the market-place, and entered the hall; and thither also came those who had been at the treaty of Harlebeck.
Then there came Peter du Bois and Philip d'Arteville, and such other of their sect, well accompanied. Then there rose up two of the most notable men of the company, Guisebert Gent and Simon Bette, and one of them said: Finally at their requests, and by the help of my lady of Brabant, who sent thither her counsel, and the Duke Aubert his, so that by their means the good town of Ghent has obtained a peace and agreement with our lord the earl, in this manner,'that men of ours, such as he shall send us their names in writing within fifteen days, we must send into the earl's prison at Lisle, to surrender them clearly to his mercy and pleasure.
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He is so free and generous, that there is no doubt he will have mercy on them. We that have heard you may well know that you will be none of the prisoners, and neither will Simon Bette; ye have chosen for yourselves, and now we will decide for ourselves. Thereupon Peter du Bois drew forth his dagger, and coming close up'to Guisebert Gent, struck him in the belly, so that he fell down dead.
And Philip d'Arteville drew out his dagger, and struck Simon Bette, and slew him in like manner, and then they cried, "Treason, treason. All this winter the earl and they of Flanders so oppressed them of Ghent that they could have nothing come to them by land- or water. The sage men said it could not last long, but that they must shortly die by famine, for all their barns were empty, and the people could get no bread for money. Every day increased the complaints, weepings, and cries made to Philip d'Arteville, their chief commander, who pitied them much, and made many good orders, for which he was greatly praised; for he caused the storehouses of the abbeys to be opened, and those of the rich men, and set a reasonable price on the corn, whereby the town was greatly comforted.
II though the earl was unwilling, yet at the desire,of these lords he agreed to call a council for that purpose, in the city of Tournay, the week after Easter, in the year of our Lord, I, and to be there himself. And they of Ghent sent thither twelve notable persons, of whom Philip d'Arteville was chief. When they of Liege, of Hainault, and of Brabant, had been in Tournay for three days after the day appointed, and saw that the earl came not, nor was coming, they had great astonishment, and'then took counsel together, and determined to send to Brussels to him, and so they did; and they sent to him Sir Lambert of Perney, and the Lord Compelant of Brabant, Sir William Herman, of Hainault, and six burgesses of the three countries.
And when the earl saw these three knights he made them good cheer, and said he was willing to send hastily to Tournay a final answer, by some of his council. And in six days after, the Lord of Raseflez, the Lord of Gountris, Sir John Vilame, and the Provost of Harlebeck, came to Tournay from the earl, and they made an excuse for' his not coming; and then they declared the earl's full intent respecting the peace; saying that they of Ghent could have no peace with the earl, unless all the men in Ghent, between.
And so then they of Ghent took leave of the councils of these three countries, and shewed well that they could not agree to this, and so returned to Ghent through Brabant. You may well know and believe that when the day was come which -was appointed by Philip d'Arteville to report publicly the effect of the council'holden at Tournay, all the people drew together to the marketplace, on a Wednesday in the morning; and about the hour of nine Philip d'Arteville, Peter du Bois, and the other captains came thither, and entered into the common hall.
Then Philip leaned out at a window, and began to speak and said: Now, sirs, consider whether you choose to procure peace by this, means, or not. And after the tumult was over, Philip d'Arteville began again to speak, and said-" Peace, sirs, peace," and immediately every one was still. Then he began to speak, and said-" Sirs, of three things we must, of necessity, do one.
The first is, that we inclose ourselves in this town, and stop up all -our gates, and then offer up our prayers to God, and let us enter into the churches and minsters, and there die of famine, repentant of our sins, like martyrs; or, secondly, let us all, men, women, and children, go with halters about our necks in our shirts, and cry for mercy to my lord, the Earl of Flanders; I think his heart will not be so obdurate, but that he will relent, and take mercy of his people; or, thirdly, let us choose out of this town five or six thousand of the most able and expert men, and go hastily and assail the earl at Bruges, and fight with him.
And in this battle, if God will aid us, thenshall we be accounted the most honourable people that have reigned since the days of the Romans. Now, sirs, consider which of these three ways you will take, for one of them you must needs take. And when it came to the Saturday, in the.
It was amazing to see the great murmurings in Bruges then, so that at last it came to the knowledge of the earl and his company; and the earl was much surprised, and said, " Now is'the time come to have an end of this war. T3 and he received them graciously, and said to them —" We shall go and fight with yonder unhappy people of Ghent. It appears they had rather die by the sword than by famine.
Then they of Ghent discharged at once guns, and wheeling about the piece of water, caused the sun to be in the eyes of their enemies, which grieved them much, and then fell in among them, crying, "Ghent! Then they of Ghent, seeing their enemies were defeated, kept close together, and beat down on both sides and before them, and advanced, crying " Ghent!
Our enemies are defeated, and let us enter Bruges with them. God hath regarded us this evening with pity. When Philip d'Arteville and the captains of Ghent saw that they were lords of Bruges, and all was at their command, then they made proclamation, that every man, on pain of death, should draw to his lodging, and not plunder or make any disturbance unless they were commanded.
Then Philip d'Arteville and Peter du Bois remembered, that when they departed from Ghent, they left no victuals nor other necessaries in the town; therefore they sent a certain number of men to Damme and to Sluys to take possession thereof, and of the victuals in them. And when they came to Damme, the people opened the gates to them, and all that was in the town was put into their hands, and everything at their command.
Then they took out of the cellars the good wines of Poictou, of Gascony, of Rochelle, and other countries, five or six thousand tuns, and it was conveyed, by land and by water, to Ghent. And then they proceeded to Sluys, which town was immediately opened to them and put under their. In the same season, while these captains were at Bruges, beating down.
Anad as long as he abode in Bruges he kept the estate of a prince, for every day he had minstrels playing at the door of his lodgings while he was at dinner and supper, and was served in vessels of silver, as if he had been the Earl of Flanders; and well he might then keep that estate, for he had all the earl's vessels, gold and silver, and all the jewels found in his house at Bruges: For the space of fifteen days there were carriages continually going and coming from Bruges to Ghent with the plunder which they had taken in the course of that expedition.
And Philip d'Arteville departed with 4,ooo men, and went to Ypres,and there all manner of people came out to meet him, and received him honourably, as- though he had been their own natural lord, and had then first come to his land; and there they all put themselves under his obeisance, and there he made new mayors and aldermen, and made new laws: And when' he had thus done, and taken assurance of them, and had tarried at Ypres the space of eight days, then he departed and came to Courtray, where he was: And then he sent messengers and'letters to Oudenard, commanding them to come to him and be under his obeisance, saying that they were backward, and did not as others did; wherefore he sent them word, that those of Ghent would certainly lay siege to them, and not depart till they had taken the town and slain all them within.
When these tidings and message came to Oudenard, sent from Philip d'Arteville, then the three knights answered hotly, and said, that they but little regarded the menacing of a son of a trier of honey, nor that the heritage of the earl their lord should be so soon given to him, nor to any such, saying that they would defend it;and die in the quarrel.
When Philip d'Arteville heard his messenger report that the garrison of Oudenard disregarded him, he swore he would do nothing else till he had taken that town and destroyed it, whatever expense it might be, so much was he displeased: He presumptuously thought that the sight of him would have made them of Oudenard surrender; but they were not so disposed, for they conducted themselves like valiant men, and often made skirmishes at the barriers, and slew and hurt many of the Flemings, and then returned to their town without any damage.
Philip d'Arteville, while at siege before Oudenard, was well aware that the French king was coming against him with an army; then he said to his men —"Sirs, why does this young restless king enter Flanders? I shall cause the passes to be so kept that it shall not be in his power to pass the river Lis this year.
And there the Chief Constable of France, and the marshals of France, of Burgundy, and of Flanders were in council respecting the manner in which they should proceed, for it was the general opinion in the army that it was impossible to enter into Flanders, the passages were so well defended. Then the marshals demanded from whence the river. Omers, and there we shall pass the river with ease, and.
News, we know, will spread quickly abroad. This intelligence greatly alarmed Philip,'and he began to wonder, and demanded of the Lord of Harsels how they had better act. He answered, " Go to Ghent, and muster all the men you can get in the town, and then return here, and with all your army go towards Courtray; and when the king learns what a large army you have, he will be advised.
When he heard that the passage of Comines was conquered, and the bridge repaired, he departed from the Abbey of Marquettes, and rode forth towards Comines, in good order, every man in his degree; and the king came the same Tuesday to Comines, and he and his uncles lodged in the town, and the van of the army dislodged' and -went and lodged on the Mount of Ypres.
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Now let us return to Philip d'Arteville, and show how he persevered. He had a great desire to' fight with the king, and that he showed plainly, for he went to Ghent and there he ordained that every man.
Every man obeyed him, for he led them to believe that by the grac'e of God they should defeat the Frenchmen, and should still be lords of Ghent and of many other countries. On the Wednesday rnight the day preceding the battle Philip d'Arteville, with all his army, came and lodged in: Thus, when the Flemings were at rest in their lodgings howbeit they knew well their enemies were on the' hill, not more than a league from themPhilip d'Arteville had brought a damsel with him out of Ghent; and as Philip lay and slept on a couch by the side of a- little fire of coals in a pavilion, this said damsel, about midnight, went out of the pavilion to take; the air, and to see what time it appeared to be, for she could not sleep.
Of this thing she was much afraid, and so entered the pavilion and suddenly awaked Philip, and said-" Sir, rise and arm yourself quickly, for I have heard a great noise on the Mount Dorre; I believe it is the French coming to attack you.
They of the watch went immediately to Philip d'Arteville, to know why he stirred up the host, seeing there was no cause, for that they had sent to the enemies' host and there was no stirring. Some said it was fiends of hell, who played there where the battle. Ever after this Philip d'Arteville and the Flemings feared a surprise; so they armed themselves leisurely, made great fires, and ate meat and drank, whereof they had sufficient.
And an hour before day, Philip said-" Sirs, we had better take the field, and set the army in order, so that, if the French come on us at daybreak, we may be ready to receive them.
The same morning there arose a great mist, so that one could not see an acre of land distant, whereof the great lords were very much displeased, but they could not help it. And after mass, the king, and the constables, and other great lords, went to counsel and to determine what they should do; and there it was ordained' that Sir Oliver of Clisson, Constable of France, Sir John of Vien, Admiral of France, and Sir William of Poictiers, bastard of Langres, should observe the demeanour of the Flemings, as near as they could, and then return and make report to the king and his uncles of the truth of everything.
The same morning, in the great mist, the Flemings rose and drew together, in the same strong place they had fortified, and so they stood together, all in a body, till it was eight o'clock, and could hear nothing of the Frenchmen. Then the captains with great pride said to each. We tarry here for no purpose; the Frenchmen will never seek us here: So these three aforesaid knights returned to the king and to his army.
The Lord Clisson spoke first: Then immediately the royal standard was displayed, that Sir Peter, of Villers did bear, and some say, as they have found written, that it was never before dis'played against Christians. Thus the battle began, which was at first very desperate, for the Flemings attacked boldly, thrusting with their spears and shoulders, like wild boars, and they kept so close that they could not be separated.
But the van and the rear pressed forward, and enclosed and pressed onthe Flemings, in this manner. On these two wings the men of arms attacked fiercely, with their strong spears well headed with fine steel, wherewith they pierced the Flemings' coats of mail, into the hard bones, so that they were glad to retire from the strokes.
So these; men of arms pressed so close. Thus the Flemings were defeated on the Mount Dorre, their pride abated, and Philip d'Arteville slain. And then it was proclaimed through the host, that whoever could find Philip d'Arteville should have Ioo francs for his labour. Then many went among the dead bodies, who were most all stripped of their clothes; at last there was such search made, that he was found and known by a varlet who had served him long before, and he recognised him by many tokens; so he was brought before the king's pavilion, and the king and all the lords beheld him for some time, and the body was examined, to see what wounds he had, but they could see none that appeared to be mortal; but it was judged that he fell in a little dyke, and many of them of Ghent upon him, and was so pressed to death.
When they had looked enough at the body, it was taken from thence and hanged upon a tree. Thus ended Philip d'Arteville. This service was not forgotten by Louis, who after a time induced Commines to leave Burgundy, and accept the office of Chamberlain at his Court.
Here he became his devoted servant, and his instrument in the execution of many of his designs. After the death of Louis, Commines attached himself to the party of the Duke of Orleans, in whose cause he suffered confiscation and imprisonment. His services were not, however, recognised by the duke on his accession to the throne as Louis XII, and Commines, retiring to the country, devoted his later years to the composition of his Memoirs, unquestionably the first authority for the history of his times.
His writings are characterised by great ability and acuteness of observation, but his standard of morality is such as might be expected in a servant of Louis XI. THUS the winter passed away, and the king was constantly endeavouring to make the -Duke of Burgundy consent to allow him to act according to his own pleasure in Brittany, offering him certain things as a recompense.
This consent he would not give, to the great displeasure of the king, whose anger was still more increased when he thought of what had happened to his allies, the Liegeois: These news were immediately carried to the Duke of Burgundy, who, being strongly pressed and solicited by the dukes of Normandy and Brittany, raised an army with all diligence and wrote to the king, begging him to abandon the enterprise, for they were all included in the treaty and were his allies; but, not being pleased with the king's answer, he took the field with a considerable force near the town of Peronne.
The king was at Compiegne, but his army in Brittany. The cardinal was honourably entertained and sent back with this answer, that the duke had neither taken the field, nor made war to annoy the king, but only to succour his allies; and so they parted with fair words on both sides.
Immediately after the departure of the said cardinal came a herald, called Bretaigne, to the duke, bringing letters from the dukes of Normandy and Brittany, saying that they had made peace with the king and had given up all'alliances, and particularly his; and that for his share the Duke of Normandy was to receive sixty thousand livres a year, and was to relinquish that part of Normandy which had been lately given to him. This did not please my Lord Charles of France too well, but he was obliged to dissemble.
Very much astonished was the Duke of Burgundy at these news, seeing that he had taken the -field on purpose to help the said dukes; and the herald was in great danger, for having passed through the king's quarters the duke feared that the king had forged them; yet he had received similar letters from other places. The king now thought that'he had succeeded in his design, and that he should easily manage to persuade the said duke to abandon the before-mentioned dukes.
Secret messengers began to pass to and fro between them, and at last the king gave the Duke of Burgundy six score thousand crowns of gold for the expenses he had incurred in raising the army, half of which was paid before he left the camp. The duke sent to the king a gentleman of his bedchamber, called Jean Vobrisset, a man whom he adfmiitted to his confidence.
The king took it very kindly, and expressed his wish to have a meeting with the duke, hoping to gain him over to his will on all points, seeing how badly he had been treated by the two dukes, and considering also the great sum of money he had paid him; and he gave some intimation of this to the duke by the said Vobrisset, with whom he sent Cardinal Balue, and the Lord Tanneguy du Chastel, Governor of Roussillon, who represented to him the great desire the king had to see him.
They found the duke at Peronne, but he said he had no great desire for the meeting, for the Liegeois showed symptoms of rebellion again, being instigated by' the two ambassadors whom the king had sent to them to beg them to do so before the truce made for a few days between the king, the duke, and all their allies.
So it was concluded that the king should come to Peronne for such was his pleasureand the duke wrote a letter with his own hand, giving' ample security for his going and coming.
So the ambassadors -set out to go to the king, who was at Noyon; but to make all sure at Liege, the duke sent the bishop thither, upon whose account these tumults had. You have heard how it was agreed that the king should come to Peronne. So he went, and took no guard with him, wishing to place himself entirely under the guardianship and security of the duke; and he desired that the duke's archers, under the comma. The king, when hfe came to Pefonne, had quite forgotten that he had sent two messengers to Li'ge to stir up the people against the duke; and nevertheless'these'two ambassadors had acted with so much diligence, that they had collected a considerable number of men, and the Liegeois came secretly to take the town of To'gres, where were the Bishop of Liege and the' Lord.
After this the Liegeois took the road to Liege, which is not far from Tongres. The people were greatly rejoiced at the taking of their bishop; they detested several canons whom they had seized that day, and, as their first treat, killed five or' six of them. Among others there was one called Monsieur Robert, an intimate friend of the bishop, whom I have seen several times attending his master, armed from head to foot according to the custom of the bishops in Germany.
This Robert they killed in the bishop's presence, and cut him into several pieces, which they threw at. Those who fled, as I said before, gave the alarm to the whole country through which they passed, and the news soon reached the duke.
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Some said that all of them had been killed, others affirmed the contrary for in things of this kind; a messenger seldom comes alone ; but others arrived who had seen the clothes of the canons, and believed the bishop and the Lord of Hymbercourt to have been of the number, and that all the rest were dead. And all this was told to the duke, who gave credit to it at once, and fell into a violent rage, saying that the king had come thither to deceive him; and ordered the: The king was not altogether easy when he saw himself shut up in this castle which was small and many-guards posted at the doors, and found that he was near a largetower where a Count de Vermandoys had caused one of his prede-' cessors, a king of France, to be put to death.
At that time I was still with the duke and served him as chamberlain, and slept in his room when I liked, for such was the custom of that; house. The duke, when he saw the gates were shut, ordered the men to leave the room, and told uS- who remained that the king had come there to betray him, and that he had tried to prevent his coming with all his power, and that it was done contrary to his wishes and he went on to relate the news from Liege, and how the king had done it all through; his ambassadors, and how all the men had been killed.
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