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-Helkijn ("Espierres-Helchin" in French) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Helkijn and
. On January 1, 2006,
-Helkijn had a total population of 2,030. The total area is 10.78 km² which gives a population density of 188 inhabitants per km².
Municipalities with language facilities on the border with Wallonia are Bever (French: "Biévène"), Herstappe, Mesen (French: "Messines"), Ronse (French: "Renaix"),
-Helkijn (French: "Espierres-Helchin"), Voeren (French: "Fourons").
On Friday, 31 May 1452, Philip the Good declared war on Ghent. A month earlier, from April 1452, the Ghent city government was forced to take military actions to secure supplies from the local region. They marched along the Scheldt river to Oudenaarde,
and Helkijn, and along the Dender to Aalst and Geraardsbergen. Several strategic locations were taken and occupied by Ghent, amongst which a bridge of the Scheldt at
, and the castles of:
In 1461 Loys was made a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He now bore the titles of ""Siege (=lord) de Bruges"", prince of Steenhuijse, lord of Avelghem, Haamstede, Oostkamp, Beveren, Thielt-ten-Hove and
At the following locations there were once complete Tournai fonts that are now lost: Gallaix, Neuf-Berquin, St Venant and Vimy. At Stalhille a recorded base is lost, as are fragments at Binche, Spiennes and
. St Venant, destroyed in World War I, had the most complete cycle of the Passion of Christ known on any Romanesque font.
At the siege of Oudenaarde, which lasted 12 to 13 days, the army of Ghent used one of the largest artillery bombardments to take place in Europe at the time, but the Burgundian garrison of the city, under the leadership of Simon de Lalaing, was able to withstand the attack. Geraardsbergen, where the Burgundian main force was located, also withstood a siege. The Burgundian main force was even able to unite with an army led by John of Burgundy, that marched from Seclin to relieve the sieges of
and Helkijn on Friday 21 April, and relieved the siege of Oudenaarde on Monday 24 April. The forces of Ghent were forced to retreat, leaving behind their artillery on the banks of the Scheldt river. From 1 to 15 May Ghent was bombarded by the Burgundians, who eventually pulled back to Aalst, Dendermonde and Oudenaarde.
The Battle of Tournay or Pont-à-Chin on 22 May 1794 was a Coalition victory. Pichegru attacked the allies with 62,000 beginning at 5:00 am. First contact occurred between the French brigade of Herman Willem Daendels and troops under Bussche at
. After some fighting, Bussche withdrew across the Scheldt at Warcoing. Bitter fighting continued for 15 hours as the French tried to overrun the Coalition positions, but they finally had to retreat. In the following weeks, York was left to defend Tournai while the decisive actions occurred at Ypres and Charleroi. The French began the Siege of Ypres on 1 June and accepted its surrender on 18 June. The Coalition position in Belgium began to collapse and Brussels fell to Pichegru on 10 July. The British and Dutch fell back toward Holland while the Austrians retreated toward Germany.
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