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Aalter-Poeke and surroundings.

Thanks to Paul (VDV member) help to my bad text

Castle, a visit with my bicycle on a wonderful Sunday forenoon

The Castle of Poeke is a castle near Poeke, a part of Aalter in the Belgian province of East Flanders.

It is unknown when the first fortification was constructed at Poeke, but references to it appear from 1139 onwards.
The castle played a prominent role during the conflict between Count Louis II of Flanders and the city of Ghent in 1382.
In the same year Eulaard II of Poeke died at the battle of Beverhoutsveld when he attempted to stop the Ghent militia, who by then had already taken his fort.

The lords of Poeke were loyal vassals of the Counts of Flanders, with whom they also intermarried: Anastasia van Oultre, the second wife of Eulaard III of Poeke, for example, married as her second husband Robert of Flanders, illegitimate son of Louis II of Flanders.

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