By improving the popularity among the Flemish subjects with the policy decision of better Flemish Relations, Burgundy can rely on the town guards of Flemish cities to fight in its armies; and with open Flemish cities, the trade over land is greatly improved.
The policy decision enables the training of Flemish Infantry, a Burgundian unique unit, boosts the speed of land-based merchants, and reduces the trading fee to 10%.
Name: English Alliance
Available to: Burgundy
Researched at: Town Hall
Cost: 50 Food, 100 Florins
On 19 June 1369, Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, married the 19 year old Margaret of Dampierre, the daughter of Louis II, Count of Flanders, who would become the heiress of Flanders, Brabant, Artois, and the Free County of Burgundy. As jure uxoris Count of Flanders, Philip would keep in mind the economic interests of the Flemish cities of Ghent, Bruges and Ypres, and added the rural area Franc of Bruges to these Three Members of Flanders turning the organisation into the Four Members.
The son of Philip and Margaret, Jean the Fearless, was born in Flanders, able to speak French and Flemish. He became successor to the Duke of Burgundy in 1404.