Both sources are of great value for those who study the Bruges wedding, with the impact it had on its contemporaries, and the way in which our present-day picture of it came about.
Between the two armies was an expansive field of wheat, oats and beans. The heat was unbearable and the fields were powdery dry because of the July drought.
She was the daughter of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Agnes, daughter of Duke John the Fearless of Burgundy and sister of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.
Shortly before his visit to Middelburg, the governor, a nobleman and knight, fell in love with a married woman. She indignantly spurned his advances. The governor took revenge against the woman by having her husband arrested and imprisoned on a charge of high treason.
Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy was a man born with huge potential.
He even earned the names’Cunning’ and ‘Universal Spider’ due to the webs of intrigue he would spin around Europe. It seems he was never happier than when he was planning his next scheme.
The Burgundians made a rush into the gap. The citizens fought madly from the walls with swords, their bodies, stones and lead. Archery and crossbow fire rained down on the enemy.
Margaret of York, sister to two kings of England, made one of the most brilliant marriages of her century.
Over 500 years ago on 23 November 1503, at Malines, in present day Belgium, died Margaret of York, sister to Edward IV and Richard III of England and third and last wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, whom she survived by a quarter of a century.