Canterbury Tales

What is the role of Ypres and Ghent in the Cantebury tales?

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12/26/2012

Bruges (Brugge), Ghent (Gent) and especially Ypres (Ieper), two Belgian cities, were in medieval times very famous for their production of high quality (broad)cloth. Most of the wool used for the cloth came from England by ship. This is the link between both countries.