Jan. 20, 2021

The Battle of the Golden Spurs

The Battle of the Golden Spurs

Because we're in a "people taking back the power" mood today


The Battle of the Golden Spurs (FlemishGuldensporenslagFrenchBataille des éperons d'or) was a military confrontation between the royal army of France and rebellious forces of the County of Flanders on 11 July 1302 during the Franco-Flemish War (1297–1305). It took place near the town of Kortrijk (Courtrai) in modern-day Belgium and resulted in an unexpected victory for the Flemish. It is sometimes referred to as the Battle of Courtrai.


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