BELGIUM
Antwerp East Flanders Flemish Brabant Limburg West Flanders
         
Hainaut Liège Luxembourg Namur Walloon Brabant
         

ANTWERP
Antwerp      
       

Antwerp
Cathedral
 

Michael Peters (1700)
 


EAST FLANDERS
Ghent      
       

Ghent
St Bavon  St Michael
   
Bishop J B de Smet (1741)     


WEST FLANDERS
Bruges      
       

Bruges
Notre Dame
Mary of Burgundy (1482)

Mary was the daughter - and only child - of Charles the Rash, Duke of Burgendy. The latter was killed at the Battle of Nancy when Mary was not yet twenty years of age and she suceeded to her father's vast dominions: the Duchy of Burgundy, the Kingdom of Burgundy and the majority of the low countries. She married Archduke Maximillian of Austria later that year. She was killed at 25 while out falconing with her husband, having been thrown from her horse, which fell on top of her .


HAINAUT

Mons    
     

Mons
St Waudru




WALLOON
BRABANT

Nivelles      
       

Nivelles
St Gertrude
     



FLEMISH
BRABANT

Leuven      
       

Leuven
  Henry I of Brabant (1235)  


Matilda of Flanders (1210)

Henry I, Duke of Brabant, 'The Courageous' was the husband of Matilda of Flanders, daughter of the Count of Boulogne. Crusader who also fought at the decisive Battle of Bouvines alongside the English against the French.


The photographs from Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent are by the late Dr John Physick; the remaining are by Tony Carr, to whom thanks.

The heraldry is by Tom Lemmens.

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