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Archive 2004

Walking around Brussels Market bread house 2004.

At the beginning of the 13th century there was a wooden construction on the Grote Markt where the bakers sold their bread. This wooden bread hall was replaced in 1405 by a stone building. But in the beginning of the 15th century the bakers started to sell their bread by door-to-door sales, and the now free building was occupied by the then Duke of Brabant, who made it a kind of administrative center. It then obtained the name "'s Hertogenhuys". It became the center of ducal power through the establishment of all kinds of offices and courts. This was to the detriment of the autonomy of the municipal authority, located in the town hall on the other side of the Grote Markt. When the young Duchess Mary of Burgundy unexpectedly succeeded her father Charles the Bold in 1477, she had to cope with the dissatisfaction of the citizens and, by granting approvals, granted a lot of demands. The 's Hertogenhuys was left to the city for a while. But her son Philip the Fair demanded it back and, through him, it came into the possession of his son, the later Emperor Charles V, along with other properties of the Burgundian dukes.

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Canon PowerShot S10
Shooting Date/Time
24/07/2004 12:56:22
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