1845 May, “The Battle of the Spurs” in Colburn’s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal (London: Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough Street), 1845: part II, page 20
But the body of French knights who had crossed the stream fought desperately on, and renewed the attack upon the left of Guy of Namur, with such fierceness that his men began to give ground, and fell back upon the Abbey of Groeninghe; a few amongst them even fled, some of whom in endeavouring to swim across the Lys were drowned, and others who made for the city were stopped by the Yprois who manned the ramparts, and driven back to the fight.
1910, Thomas Francis Bumpus, The Cathedrals and Churches of Belgium (New York: James Pott & Company), page 123
They were the work of the Yprois Taillebert, who, both in stone and wood, has left in his native town and its neighbourhood incontestible proofs of his activity and talent.
David Nicholas, “Commercial Credit and Central Place Function in Thirteenth-Century Ypres,” in Money, Markets, and Trade, pp. 310–48, provides fascinating detail about the mutual indebtedness of the Yprois at the end of the thirteenth century.
Adjective: of, comprising, or populated by Yprois
1890, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record (Browne and Nolan), page 344
To trace the origin of the Yprois devotion to this Madonna, we must go back five centuries.
2001, Walter Simons, Cities of Ladies: Beguine Communities in the Medieval Low Countries, 1200–1565 (2003 paperback edition, University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN9780812218534, chapter 1: “Women, Work, and Religion in the Southern Low Countries”, § 2: ‘Household Structure and Gender’, page 10
In his study of the population of one Yprois neighborhood in 1506, Pirenne found that of the eighty-nine heads of households considered “poor” (which in this case meant truly destitute), sixty-four (or 71 percent) were women.
2004 January, Ellen E. Kittell, “Reconciliation or Punishment: Women, Community, and Malefaction in the Medieval County of Flanders”, essay 1 (of part 1: “Community Norms”) in The Texture of Society: Medieval Women in the Southern Low Countries, edited by Ellen E. Kittell and Mary A. Suydam (Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN0312293321, page 9
Margaret was a woman of property,⁶¹ a member of the upper classes; both she and her husband were from prominent Yprois families.⁶²
61. In March 1267, Countess Margaret gave the abbess and convent of van-du-Ciel in Diksmuide a house and lands that had formerly belonged to Margaret le Meide (Nord, B 1561 n. 249 f. 73 #1477). On October 25, 1268, Countess Margaret sold Henry of Thorout a number of rentes that had been forfeit upon Margaret’s death (Nord, B. 1561 n. 65 f. 24–24v #1538).
62. Nord, B1561 n. 120 f. 37v–38 #1364; van Caenegem, Strafrecht, pp. 340–42 #4.