..."was founded as a fishing village some time prior to the 10th century. In 997, it was improved by the Count of Flanders and fortified by the Count of Boulogne in 1224. Its strategic position made it a key target for the growing power of the kingdom of England, and the town was besieged and captured by King Edward III of England in 1347, after a siege of eleven months.... He drove out most of the French...and settled the town with people from England, so that it might serve as a gateway to France. In 1360 the Treaty of Br
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