The Chest of Courtrai - Picture 3

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Seige of Wijnendale castle? The castellan is attacked from the left by three men-at-arms with goedendags and is eventually decapitated at the right of this scene. At the feet of the crossbow shooter lies a man with the remains of the castellan's lance in his chest (that's why the castellan is fighting with his sword). A soldier is watching through a hatch in the castle's gate.

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Copyright on text, images and photos by Joris de Sutter, unless noted otherwise.
The photo of the chest comes from "De Slag der Gulden Sporen", J.-F. Verbruggen.
Copyright on the photo of the Chest by New College Oxford (??)
This information is provided by De Liebaart and was last updated on September 30th 2002.