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New children's book charts ‘key dates’ in Belgium’s history

15:26 16/10/2023

The battle of the golden spurs, the birth of Brueghel, the entry of women into university, the invention of the praline and the independence of the Congo. Do you know when these key dates in the history of Belgium happened?

That’s why a new book called 100 Grande Dates de la Belgique has been launched this autumn by publisher Quelle Histoire.

The French-language title chronicles significant dates in Belgium history to take children from six-years-old and upwards on a journey back in time.

They can discover 100 dates, ‘big’ or ‘small’, which have marked the history of Belgium - and sometimes even that of Europe or the world. Each page is devoted to a different year and the texts are accompanied by colourful illustrations.

The 100 dates are classified chronologically covering all periods of history, from prehistory to the present day (2020 is the last year listed). It honours men and women who’ve left their mark on Belgium’s history, as well as significant events and facts in fields as diverse as politics, culture, sport and science.

The 102-page book, priced €14.95, is available in all good bookstores.

Written by The Bulletin