LE LION DE FLANDRE
After Henri Conscience
De Leeuw van Vlaanderen (Dutch; originally: De Leeuw van Vlaenderen, of de Slag der Gulden Sporen. In English: The Lion of Flanders, or the Battle of the Golden Spurs) is a historical novel written by the Flemish writer Hendrik Conscience in 1838.
The book, written in Dutch, focusses on the Medieval Franco-Flemish War in a style typical of Romanticism. It is considered one of the founding texts of Flemish literature and confirmed Conscience’s reputation as a novelist.