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Baldwin married Judith, daughter of the Emperor Charles the Bald, and received from his father-in-law, with the title of count, the country bounded by the North Sea, the Scheldt, and the Canche.
Baldwin I was a warm protector of the clergy, and made large grants of land to churches and abbeys.
Flanders then received a French governor, but the tyranny of the French soon brought about an insurrection, in the course of which some 3000 French were slaughtered in Bruges, and at the call of the two patriots, de Coninck and Breydel, the whole country rose in arms.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06094b.htm   (2220 words)

 Europe's 13th-Century Progress by Sanderson Beck
After his son Heinrich VII was crowned king of the Romans, Friedrich promised not to incorporate the Sicilian kingdom into the constitutional law of the Roman empire and got Rome to recall Pope Honorius so that Friedrich could be crowned Emperor in 1220.
In Flanders Joan was challenged by a man claiming to be Baldwin IX in 1224; but he lost credibility with all but the common people after he was questioned by Louis VIII the next year.
After Raymond VII of Toulouse died the next year, she had to enforce the succession to his daughter Joan, wife of Blanche's son Alphonse, who was away on the crusade.
www.san.beck.org /AB21-Europe13thCentury.html   (23696 words)

 Flanders, Brittany, Burgundy, Anjou, Normandy, Blois, Champagne, Toulouse, etc.
Another reason for the significance of Flanders, of less significance in the long run but rather spectacular (if sordid) at the time, was that a Count of Flanders, Baldwin IX, was installed by the Fourth Crusade as the Roman Emperor in Constantinople.
Flanders was one of the most prosperous places in Europe, giving the Duke a major source of revenue, and the Free County gave him a foothold in the Empire and in the old Kingdom of Burgundy.
The daughter of Raymond VII was married to a son, Alphonse, of King Louis VIII of France.
www.friesian.com /flanders.htm   (10740 words)

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