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by Jarig Bakker, 20 Oct 2004
proposal by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker (c.1970)
Jarig's message about Cadzand rung a bell. Have a look at this
page, showing a miniature. Text:
"Battle of Cadsand: the English fight the Flemish (1337). (BNF, FR 2643)
Jean Froissart, Chronicles fol. 42v Flandres, Bruges 15th Century. (85 x 90 mm)"
Right at the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, English troops sacked
Cadsand during a diversionary attack on the French. Local Flemish
troops turned out to fight them, but lost. Shortly afterwards, however,
the county of Flanders became a valuable ally of Edward III in his struggle
for the French crown.
Jan Mertens, 21 Oct 2004
Cadzand Coat of Arms: argent a bend azure with in chief sinister a black K.
The blue bend is most probably a representation of the Zwin river, which flows into the sea just west of Cadzand (marking the boundary between the Netherlands and Belgium). K is for Cadzand, which was also spelled Kadzand, and its relative geographical position regarding the Zwin.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Oct 2004