Manuscript transcription, [1650-1700], of a late medieval prose chronicle giving an account of the Battle of Ransbeek (1143), in which the lords of Grimbergen (Limberg?) were defeated by the guardians of Godfrey III, Duke of Lothier (also known as the Duke of Lorraine or Brabant). The manuscript is entitled 'Comment ceux de Brabant et de Grimburghe eurent moult forte at grande baittaille l'un contre l'autre aupres de Grimburghe en plain champ'.
Battle of Ransbeek chronicle
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 268
- Dates of Creation[1650-1700]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialFrench
- Physical Description1 volume containing 154 pages
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Godfrey III (1133-1190) was known as the Duke of Lothier (i.e. Lower Lorraine). Territory in Lower Lorraine was contested by the rival houses of Limburg, with continued fighting until a peace in 1155 which split the duchy into Limburg and Brabant. On the death of Godfrey III, his son Henry I took the title of Duke of Brabant.
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Manuscript octavo. Bound in calf.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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