Rod led the way, and they soon left the big bustling city on the Scheldt behind them.
The Scheldt will probably make for Holland by the north route.
A French army corps was charged with the task of besieging the citadel; an English fleet blockaded the river Scheldt.
It was situated on the river Scheldt about twenty miles from the sea.
In the 8th and 9th centuries it was gradually extended to the whole of the coast region from Calais to the Scheldt.
Moreover, the opening of the Scheldt was a serious blow to Dutch commerce.
Near Ghent was a little old Nix who lived in the Scheldt; he cried and sighed much, and did mischief to no one.
Further, France could not reverse her decision concerning the Scheldt.
The few who escaped the flames fell on the swords of the enemy or were drowned in the Scheldt.
The Scheldt was reopened and Antwerp regained most of its previous trade.