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ARDRES, a town of northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, 10 m. by rail S.S.E. of Cala's', with which it is also connected by a canal. Pop. (1906) 1269. The "Field of the Cloth of gold," where Henry VIII. of England and Francis I. of France met in 1520, was at Balinghem in the immediate neighbourhood. The town is an important market for cattle.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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