Bouvines

Bouvines

Bouvines, village, Nord dept., N France, in Flanders. In a battle there in 1214, Philip II of France defeated the joint forces of King John of England, Emperor Otto IV, and the count of Flanders, establishing the power of the French monarchy.

Bouvines is a commune of the Nord département, in northern France.

It was the site of the Battle of Bouvines, on July 27, 1214.

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