ARDRES, a town of northern France in the department of
Pas-de-Calais, 10½ m. by rail S.S.E. of Calaís’, 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.
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