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Questions about the Flemish author Hendrik Conscience (1812 – 1883) and his works. His is best known for his novel 'De leeuw van Vlaanderen' ('The Lion of Flanders', 1838). He wrote many other novels, including the historical novels 'Jacob van Artevelde' (1849), 'De loteling' (1850) and 'De ...

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Was Hendrik Conscience's novel The Lion of Flanders (De Leeuw van Vlaanderen) the first work inspired by the Battle of the Golden Spurs?

In 1838, the Flemish author Hendrik Conscience published the novel De Leeuw van Vlaenderen, of de Slag der Gulden Sporen ("The Lion of Flanders, or the Battle of the Golden Spurs"), which is based on ...