Excerpt from The Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol. 5 of 18Bruges has various manufactures of broad says, serges, baize, and other woollen stuffs; also dimi ties, camlets, and fine linens,-which last are equal to those of Holland, and are sold in a market held every week under the arcades of the Hotel de Ville. Its laces pass for those of Mechlin, and are sold at the same price. Besides its manufactures...
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tports a considerable quantity of corn, and all kinds of seeds proper for making oil, particularly oolzat. Its imports are nearly the same with the other cities of Flanders and Brabant.It was at Bruges, in 1430, that Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, instituted the illustrious order of the Golden Fleece, upon his marriage with Eli zabeth, princess of Portugal. The property be longing to this order was called the Franc ofugcs, and contained 37 villages, which enjoyed consider able immunities. The fortifications of this city are very indifferent, and have never been able to stand a long siege. It was-several times taken and retake: during Queen Anne's war, and was at last surren. Dered to the allies, December 30th, 1709. The French troops entered it on the 24th of J uly1794, when the magistrates signed a formal submission to the te public of France.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.