Anglo-Dutch Relations from the Earliest Times to the Death by J. F. Bense Lit. Ph. D. (auth.)

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27. 146. 1066--1272 17 fer with the Count of Flanders; it was on the way back from Daver at Barharn Downe that the conspiracy was discovered by William 1). One of the first things Henry II. did when he had succeeded Stephen in 1154 was, as might be expected and was only natural after all the havoc and ravages 2) wrought by the followers of Stephen's all-powerful Flemish Ieader, to send them allout of the kingdom and to raze the castles 3), as had been arranged by the Treaty of Wallingford 4). 's and, with even greater facility, in Stephen's reign.

John, Duke of Brabant, is known to have been present at them, in England as well as in France andin Germany, towards the end of the 12th and in the early years of the 13th century 9). Mercenaries in England in the IJth Century One of the greatest grievances of the Barons and the English people against King John was, that he filled the land with foreign favourites, among whom there were also Flemings and Brabanters, as appears from a passagein the Great Charter, which the Barons at last wrung from King John in 1215 10); and after this, when he had retired to the Isle of Wight, he collected a great army, of which Brabant mercenaries under Walter Buc, a Bra1) Ann.

A. I. 38; I. C. I. 652. 1066-1272 23 would account for the contest which continued for many years between the burgesses and the craft-gilds, which were patronized by royalty and so occupied a special position in the towns 1). The English people have never looked very favourably upon foreigners, and this jealousy can be traced to the 11th and 12th centuries 2). The hundreds of castles and abbeys, the thousands of parish churches that were built in the 12th century 3), also called for foreign builders and masons.

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