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  Flanders - LoveToKnow 1911
East Flanders lies east and north-east of the western province, and extends northwards to the neighbourhood of Antwerp.
On the break-up of the Carolingian empire the river Scheldt was by the treaty of Verdun (843) made the line of division between the kingdom of East Francia (Austrasia) under the emperor Lothaire, and the kingdom of West Francia (Neustria) under Charles the Bald.
In his time the long contest between Flanders and Holland for the possession of the island of Zeeland was brought to an end by a treaty signed on the 6th of March 1323, by which West Zeeland was assigned to the count of Holland, the rest to the count of Flanders.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Flanders   (3125 words)

 Flanders. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
It is divided among East Flanders and West Flanders provs., Belgium; Nord and Pas-de-Calais depts., France; and (to a small extent) Zeeland prov., the Netherlands.
Their prosperity and the prosperity of Flanders as a whole depended on the growing cloth industry, which had been introduced in the 10th cent., and on the transit trade at such major ports as Bruges (later superseded by Antwerp) and Ghent.
Flanders joined (1576) in the revolt of the Netherlands against Philip II of Spain, but by 1584 the Spanish under Alessandro Farnese had recovered the county.
www.bartleby.com /65/fl/FlanderBe.html   (1034 words)

  Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Early Modern, the term Flanders was associated to the southern part of the Low Countries, the Southern Netherlands.
At this time, for most, the term Flanders is normally taken to refer to either the political, social, cultural and linguistic community (and the corresponding official institution, the Flemish Community), or the geographical area, one of the three regions in Belgium, namely the Flemish region.
Flanders (and Belgium as a whole) saw some of the greatest losses of life of the First World War including the battles of Ypres and the Somme.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flanders   (2849 words)

 Ned Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nedward "Ned" Flanders (circa 1939?-) is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer.
Ned Flanders had a wife, Maude Flanders (deceased) (although, it is interesting to note that at one point he was broken up with his wife despite his strict religious beliefs) and two children, Rod and Todd Flanders.
Flanders' religious denomination (along with that of Reverend Lovejoy) is a matter of much speculation among fans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ned_Flanders   (2275 words)

 Flanders - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online
Flanders is an unpicturesque lowland, whose level is scarcely above that of the sea, which accounts for the fact that a great part of it was for a long time flooded at high water.
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.
Philip sent into Flanders a powerful army, which met with a crushing defeat at Courtrai (1302); after another battle, which remained undecided, the King of France resorted to diplomacy, but in vain, and peace was restored only in 1320, after Pope John XXII had induced the Flemings to accept it.
www.catholic.org /encyclopedia/view.php?id=4717   (2337 words)

Flanders to William of Normandy, a grandson of the
Flanders on account of the French education he had received.
Flanders may, indeed, be considered the bulwark of Catholicism in Belgium.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06094b.htm   (1244 words)

A flat open region that rises significantly inland with undulating sandy hillocks, Flanders is bordered by the North Sea to the North, by the Aa and Lys rivers to the West, by the mouths of the Escaut river to the East and finally, by the Scarpe to the North.
Towards the XXI century, the opening-up of Europe was an incessant reminder to the Flanders region of its former economic vocation, and the motorway, rail and river communication routes restored it to its original place at the heart of European trade.
Flanders is a land of windmills, hops, streams, bocage landscapes … and tradition.
www.brasserie-st-sylvestre.com /Pages/anglais/hflandre.html   (887 words)

 Flanders – FREE Flanders Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Flanders, former county in the Low Countries, extending along the North Sea and W of the Scheldt (Escaut) River.
Parts of W Flanders, including Lille, were annexed (1668-78) to France by Louis XIV and became known as French Flanders (see Flanders, French).
In World War II, the battle of Flanders began with the German invasion (May 10, 1940) of the Low Countries and ended with the surrender of the Belgian army and the evacuation of the British at Dunkirk (May 26-June 4, 1940).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-FlanderBe.html   (1747 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.
Marrying Margaret, the heiress of Flanders, Philip began a process of adding, by marriage and conquest, to the Burgundian domain, expanding it into a rival to the throne of France itself.
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.
www.friesian.com /flanders.htm   (10863 words)

 Ned Flanders - Simpsons Wiki
In the third season episode "When Flanders Failed," it was revealed that Ned worked as a salesperson in the pharmaceuticals industry for the bulk of his adult life.
Having saved much of his earnings, Flanders announced during a barbecue he was throwing for his family and friends that he had quit his job and planned to invest the family's life savings into a new business.
The Adventures of Ned Flanders was a short that appeared at the end of the episode The Front.
simpsons.wikia.com /wiki/Ned_Flanders   (2005 words)

 Holiday rentals in Flanders & Brussels, Belgium
The regions of Flanders and Brussels are hugely cultural areas set in the unspoilt countryside, where good living and fun are essential parts of the Belgian way of life.
The whole of Flanders is a cultural hotspot, with exhibitions, festivals, concerts and fairs popping up during every month.
Flanders, the most diverse region of Belgium, incorporates the cities of Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges (Brugge), Leuven and Mechelen.
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk /Belgium/Flanders-Brussels/r92.htm   (614 words)

Flanders is a vertically integrated company, with nine filter assembly plants, two metal working facilities, and a paper mill among its thirteen operating sites.
Flanders has a well-established manufacturing operation, with experienced management and production personnel, and is one of the oldest companies in the filter industry specializing in high efficiency air filters for ventilation systems in critical industrial and scientific applications.
Flanders Filters moved its entire plant and office from New York to a 65-acre site in Washington, North Carolina, during 1968 and 1969.
www.cleanbooth.com /cleanbooth/aboutus.htm   (717 words)

Flanders Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to restore and maintain the Flanders Mansion (at 25800 Hatton Road in Carmel-by-the-Sea), one of Carmel's most historic houses.
Built in the 1920's as the residence of the Flanders family, the house was purchased by the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea in 1972.
Flanders Foundation is raising money through grants, corporate gifts and individual contributions to bring the Flanders Mansion up to date physically and to establish a fund for its long-term maintenance and operation.
www.flandersfoundation.org   (723 words)

 Medieval Flanders
Later in the 15th century engineers fom the northern part of Flanders called 'Holland' would develop techniques of using windmill-driven pumps to create 'polders' to drain the rest of the area and use it for farming.
Flanders prospered as craftsmen in its towns built up a Europe-wide trade and reputation in fine woollen and linen cloth.
Medieval French kings had difficulty exerting much influence over the Count of Flanders; whereas the Count of Hainaut came under the power of the Empire, and the Cambrai area was dominated by the Church.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/background/flanders-medieval.htm   (1600 words)

 Flanders Ranch near the Yampa Valley and Steamboat Colorado
The Flanders Ranch sits on nearly 3000 acres rolling through the meandering hills of the Yampa Valley.
Seated four miles northwest of Hayden, Colorado, and ten miles from the regional airport, the ranch is an easy thirty minute drive from the world class skiing and recreation of Steamboat, Springs.
Many of the original barns and sheds are intact and continue to be used as an integral part of this working cattle ranch.
flandersranch.com   (130 words)

 Hotels in Flanders ~ Hotel Prinsenhof, Bruges, Flanders, Belgium
Flanders is also blessed with the smaller but no less compelling attractions of windy cobbled streets, flea markets, beguinages and cosy hotels, which offer an intimacy to complement the awe-inspiring grandeur.
The location of the Prinsenhof Hotel in Flanders in the center of the old town of Bruges enables you to immerse yourself in the charm and traditions of Flanders, Belgium.
One of the benefits of visiting Flanders is that all the attractions are very close together, so that even on a short break you can experience more than you might imagine.
www.ila-chateau.com /Prinsenhof/Flanders.aspx   (353 words)

 Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, Woodbury, Connecticut
Flanders became one of the first land trusts in the area in 1973 when it received its initial gift of land, the 6.5-acre Manville Kettle in the heart of Woodbury.
Flanders' preservation of open space helps to retain ecological habitats and improves the quality of life for all residents.
The Flanders Land Trust Committee works closely with potential donors to ensure that the needs of the Land Trust and the donor are mutually met.
www.flandersnaturecenter.org /landtrust.htm   (367 words)

 Ned Flanders
The young Flanders boys are total innocents; they believe they are getting closer to God when they jump on the Simpsons' trampoline, and they complain that they only get to attend church three times a week.
Flanders vows not to attend church that day, and says he might not go the next day as well.
Flanders is the show's "cheap shot at fundamentalists-which is why I like it," says David Landry, professor of theology and New Testament at the University of St. Thomas, a Catholic school in St. Paul, Minnesota.
jmm.aaa.net.au /articles/13007.htm   (3219 words)

 Freedom Communications, Inc. - Scott Flanders
Flanders is the former Chairman and CEO of the Columbia House Company, the world's oldest and largest direct marketer of music and video products, with revenues of over $1 billion.
Flanders is a member of several Boards with interests in media and technology including: the Newspaper Association of America's Board of Directors; eHealth, Inc.; the Gazelle Fund, a mid-west oriented venture capital fund; and is a limited partner of Tri-Artisan Partners, a New York-based merchant bank.
Flanders holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado, received a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University and is also a C.P.A. He is married and has three daughters.
www.freedom.com /ceo/bio.html   (562 words)

 World War One Battlefields : Flanders
Flanders Main Page East of Ypres Essex Farm Gheluvelt Hill 60 Hooge Kemmel and Bayernwald Langemarck Messines Passchendaele Ploegsteert Poelcapelle Polygon Wood Sanctuary Wood South of Ypres St.
Flanders is a region in Belgium, the name deriving from a medieval state that encompassed parts of what are now Belgium and Northern France.
Whilst there is still an awful lot to see in Flanders, the region, when compared to the Somme for instance, is much more developed and therefore changed from when the Great War finished.
www.ww1battlefields.co.uk /flanders.html   (1146 words)

 A Concise Description of Flanders: History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flanders is known by most as the northern part of Belgium.
Flanders, the central part of it, was also referred to as "The Southern Netherlands".
In fact, there are 4 kinds of Belgians: (1) The Dutch speaking majority in the North ("Flanders"), (2) the French speaking in the South ("Wallonia"), (3) French speaking people, mostly from Flemish origin, in Brussels -entirely situated in Flanders and only frenchized during the 19th century- and some around Brussels and some important Flemish cities.
noosphere.cc /flandersHistory.html   (2719 words)

 Flanders travel guide - Wikitravel
It is wedged between the North Sea and the Netherlands in the North and Wallonia and France in the South.
Nowadays, Flanders is one of the three federal regions of Belgium (the other two being Wallonia and Brussels).
The variety of Dutch spoken in Flanders should never be called "Flemish", as this term tends to be used mostly by belittling French speaking right-wing politicians and by Flemings at the lower end of the intellectual spectrum.
wikitravel.org /en/Flanders   (1486 words)

Flanders In 1848, poverty and misery created or were the result of a general economic crisis which posed a serious threat to the stability of the European politi cal system; both in liberal western states and in the autocratic eastern empires each of three domains, agriculture, industry, and finance were troubled.
The situation was worsened by the poor grain harvests due to a droug ht during the years 1846-47; but in Flanders the failure of harvests were only part of the story.
For example: it was popularly maintained that the saliva of the maidens of Flanders produced a superior threa d to that of a hot-water spout in an English factory.
cscwww.cats.ohiou.edu /~Chastain/dh/flander.htm   (624 words)

 Flanders Hotel  Amenities - Ocean City NJ
Flanders Hotel Amenities - Ocean City NJ A visit to The Flanders Hotel brings with it access to a wide range of wonderful on-site amenities and surrounding attractions.
The on-site Flanders Banquet and Conference Center offers the most spectacular setting for weddings, conferences, business meetings, or other functions on the entire southern New Jersey shoreline.
Groups as large as 1000 can be accommodated, and The Flanders’ award-winning chef and culinary staff will keep your guests and/or attendees well satisfied with a wide variety of food service options.
www.theflandershotel.com /amenities.htm   (504 words)

 Flanders (Belgium)
The official flag of Flanders is yellow with a fl lion outlined in white and with red claws and tongue.
However, during the Crusade of 1177, Count of Flanders Philip of Alsace, bravely won a fl lion on a golden field from a Mohammedan monarch in a fight against the Sarracens.
On 21 December 1978, an Heraldic Subcommittee was appointed to enforce the Decree.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/be-vlg.html   (1760 words)

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