"The Men of Flanders" is a historical novel written by Hendrik Conscience, a Belgian author. The novel is set in the 14th century and tells the story of the Flemish struggle for independence against the French and the Burgundians. The novel follows the lives of several characters, including a young man named Jan Breydel, who becomes a leader of the Flemish resistance. The novel is known for its vivid portrayal of life in medieval Flanders and for its depiction of the Flemish struggle for independence. "The Men of Flanders" was first published in 1838 and is considered one of Conscience's most important works.