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FAMOUS BATTLE NANCY 1477

“THE SWISS WERE ALSO DISINCLINED TO TAKE PRISONERS BECAUSE THEY WERE AN ENCUMBRANCE TO THEIR MOVEMENT AND THE ACQUISITION OF LOOT”

Burgundy was a formidable European power during the 15th century. Burgundian dukes held the balance of power in France and they were highly ambitious. The duchy’s territory included the majority of modern Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Burgundian lands also covered large swathes of eastern France, including Lorraine, and the County of Burgundy bordered what is now western Switzerland.

When the last Valois duke,

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