The town of 's Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc) was founded ca 1185 by Duke Hendrik I of Brabant. It soon developed into a flourishing town.
Patron of the main church: Johannes Evangelista.
Up till 1559 the town belonged to the diocese of Luik (LiŔge); then it received its own bishop's see, and came under the archdiocese of Mechelen.
In 1629 the town was conquered by Prince Frederik Hendrik, and thus fell in protestant hands; in contrast with the northern towns Contrareformation was strong in 's Hertogenbosch during the protestant government.
|St. Elisabeth Bloemenkamp, Franciscan nuns or tertiaries (see: Cultuur in het laat-middeleeuws Noord-Brabant, p. 70)|
|Franciscanenklooster, Franciscans since 1228|
|Gregoriushuis, Brethren of Common Life|
|St.-Jan, chapter church|
|MariŰnwater, Birgittinessen and Birgittijnen|
|Rijke Claren, Clarissen|
Besides there were many hospitals in the town, among which:
|Groot Gasthuis, Gasthuis|
No manuscripts at all are known from the Alexianen and the Zwartzusters (who were taking care of the plague victims), the beguinages.
|In Buscoducis, many contributions, among which: vol. II: pp. 487-496: Boekverluchters en verluchte handschriften|
|Cultuur in het laatmiddeleeuwse Noord-Brabant|
|P. Kuijer: 's-Hertogenbosch. Stad in het hertogdom Brabant, ca 1185-1629 (Zwolle 2000)|
|J.P.A. Coopmans: De rechtstoestand van de Godshuizen te 's-Hertogenbosch vˇˇr 1629 (Den Bosch, 1964) (on the hospitals)|
|B-LVhuybens Gradual for Augustinian nuns|