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Sunday, September 01, 2013


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Stephen Murray

David, sorry to be a bit behind. I am LOVING the level of detail. The frequent mentions of my beloved Gent are appreciated particularly. Did I detect a slight chuckle after your comment that Edward went hunting in the 'suburbs around Gent'?
Here are my calculations:
9 total references at 10 euros each
-3 (while "of Gand" is historically accurate and aristocracy of the time would have used French titles, I just can't abide it. Gent was, and is, Flemish and until the 17th century it was the largest city in Europe next to Paris.)
-1 (mention of the dreaded Antwerp)
=5 pure and proper mentions of the most beautiful city in the world.
btw your pronunciation of Artevelde is now spot-on, as if you were a local. If you are ever in the area and would like a tour, please feel free to contact me.

The History of England

Hello Stephen..and I have to say I had taken you offer as a joke! So how very nice to see a donation - thanks very much indeed.

Now, I have something of a future apology to make. We are coming to the point where Louis de Male is going to come back into ascendency. My problem is that I have to get moving a bit, it's not strictly the History of England, so I have had to skate over the whole thing. You are not going to be pleased with me.

On the other hand, how would you like to do a guest episode? I think that the English have always felt an affinity with the low countries, so I'm sure it would be well received, and it's fascinating stuff...what do you think?

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