Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Witte van Haemstede in Haarlem (The Flemings driven from Holland) 1304

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Towns and states

Scene of action:

Haarlem

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War    European history   

During the reign of Jan van Avennes, earl of Henegouwen, the Zealanders and Flemings conquered part of his domain, amongst which the town of Haarlem. As the image shows, the flag of Holland is displayed in Haarlem to encourage its inhabitants to fight, resulting in the defeat of the Zealanders and Flemings.