The Lion of Flanders
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De leeuw van Vlaanderen, of de slag der gulden sporen
A. Schade van Westrum
Philip the Fair assigns the county of Flanders to a Frenchman instead of to a nobleman native to the county, as desired by the local people. Moreover, he keeps collecting taxes. Tradesmen and nobility unite to the cause, leading to a clash which has become known as the ‘Battle of the Golden Spurs’
Adapted for the screen by Hugo Claus in 1985
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