The Chest of Courtrai - Picture 5

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The Flemish line of battle. At far right we see the packed wall of spikes into which the French knights will crash. The first slain horses can already be seen lying on the ground at right. Behind these pikes are the crossbowmen and the rest of the town militias. Above the Flemish army fly the banners of Guy of Namur, William of Jülich, Henry of Lontzen, the town guilds and Pieter de Coninck. The two large figures on the right are again Guy of Namur and William of Jüllich. To the left a French knight is being stopped. A pike seems to hit him under his helmet and a sword is driven into his horse's chest.

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Copyright on text, images and photos by Joris de Sutter, unless noted otherwise.
The photo of the chest comes from "De Slag der Gulden Sporen", J.-F. Verbruggen.
Copyright on the photo of the Chest by New College Oxford (??)
This information is provided by De Liebaart and was last updated on September 30th 2002.