On 19 May 1425, Philip the Good, Count of Flanders and Duke of Burgundy, appoints Jan Van Eyck as painter and valet de chambre (chamberlain). Philip has a flamboyant personality on the international stage and Jan Van Eyck becomes one of his confidants. The painter also appears to have a diplomatic role to play.

The impressive Castle of the Counts, the imposing Belfry, the enchanting St Bavo's Abbey and the powerful St Peter's Abbey form a quartet of medieval historical buildings where you will find yourself in a medieval version of the popular TV series "House of Cards".  You will be swept along by amorous intrigues, political jousts and strategic pitfalls and find out how Philip manages to significantly increase his power thanks to the efforts of diplomats like Joos Vijd.