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Calais

facts in brief


Part of Pierre Van Der Aa map, ca. 1725
Part of Pierre Van Der Aa map, ca. 1725







Facts in brief:

Village was improved by Count of Flanders in 997; fortified by Count of Boulogne 1224; withstood long siege by English in 1346, until it was starved out; retrieved from English 1558; occupied by Spanish 1596-1598; returned to France by Treaty of Vervins.

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