In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- In 1380 he helped to quell a revolt by the Flemish burghers against the count, which ended in 1382 with the massacre of 26,000 Flemings.
- Finally, he established eighteen burghs, mainly in the south-east, mainly associated with royal fortresses, and mainly peopled by foreigners: English or Flemings.
- His mission was to resurrect the folklore of medieval Flanders, of its freemen, its prosperous cities, and its Burgundian history, and in 1856 he published the Popular Songs of French Flemings.
- In 1303 and 1497 similar agreements were made between England and the French and England and the Flemings.
- In the years after the conquest, Normans, Flemings, Bretons, and other Frenchmen also took key posts as bishops and abbots in a Church which underwent major reform in the years after 1070.
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