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The ‘Burbs of Ghent – September 27 2013

Countryside around Ghent - Castle of Ooidonk
Countryside around Ghent

Looking for a good medieval battle site amidst 21st century suburbs is no easy matter I discovered Рwell, looking for anything medieval in this context. A general rule of thumb, in Europe at least, is to start by identifying the oldest church in the neighborhood, especially if the name of that church corresponds to the oldest known name of the village or district. Even if the church itself is relatively new, chances are, it sits on a medieval foundation and at one point in time was the center of life in a medieval village.

My site also had to be within half a day’s riding distance (at most) from the center of 12th century Ghent Continue reading The ‘Burbs of Ghent – September 27 2013