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 (do͞o-ā′) Formerly Dou·ay (do͞o-ā′)
A town of northern France northeast of Amiens. Under the patronage of Philip II of Spain, a Roman Catholic college for English priests was established here. It produced an English translation of the Bible in the late 1500s and early 1600s.
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(ˈduːeɪ; French dwɛ)
(Placename) an industrial city in N France: the political and religious centre of exiled English Roman Catholics in the 16th and 17th centuries. Pop: 42 796 (1999)
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or Dou•ay


a city in N France, SE of Calais. 44,515.
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The French army held all between Pont-a-Marc as far as Valenciennes, falling back upon Douai. The prince was said to be in person at Bethune.
This subject is the focus of the present investigation of two panel paintings commissioned by Jeanne de Boubais, abbess of the Cistercian convent of Flines, located near Douai in the French-speaking, Burgundian controlled south Netherlandish province of Hainault.
Like Jacob, Howell focuses specifically on the marital property regime in Douai, a city currently part of northern France, but historically linked to the Low Countries.
Her focus of historical inquiry is the Flemish town of Douai, primarily during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Since urban areas left more records than did rural ones, the study centers primarily though not exclusively on women living in the major Flemish towns: Bruges, Douai, Ghent, Lille, and Ypres.