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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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A.D. 1095.] SERMON OF POPE URBAN. are acquainted with the Latin literature. The third quarter of the world is Europe, of which we Christians possess but a small portion ; and even that is harassed continually by the Turks ard Saracens. Spain and the Balearic isles have for three hundred years been subjugated by them, and in hope they are already preying upon the remainder. They have covered lllyricum, and all the country below it, even to the sea whic'i is called St. George's Arm. They claim possession of our Lord's tomb, and sell to our pilgrims for money admissio» to the holy city, which would be open to no one but to Christians if there was the least of divine virtue in their bostims. Gird yourselves then for the battle, my brave warriors, for a memorable expedition against the enemies of the cross Let the sign of the cross decorate your shoulders in token that you will aid to propagate Christianity ; let your outward ardour declare your inward faith. Turn against tie enemies of Christ those weapons which you have hitherto stained with blood in battles and tournaments among yourselves. Let ycrUr zeal in this expedition atone for the rapine, tieft, homicide, and fornication, the adulteries, and deeds of jicendiarism, by which you have provoked the Lord to anger. 1 Have compassion on your brethren, who dwell in Jerusalem and the coasts thereof; check the insolence of the barbarians, whose object is to destroy the Christian name. For ourse.ves, we will trust in the mercy of Almighty God, and the authority of his blessed apostles Peter and Paul : and in vir+ue of the power which God has given us, however unwiirthy of it, to bind and to loose, all who engage in this expedtion in their own persons and at their own expense, shal receive a full pardon for all the offences, which they shall repent of in their hearts, and with their lips confess ; and in the retribution of the just, we promise to the same an iicreased portion of eternal salvation. And this forgivenes shall extend also to those who shall contribute according ρ their substance to promote this expedition, or shall lend|their counsel or their assistance to advance its success, to then, brave soldiers, and secure to yourselves fame throughout the world ; dismiss all fear of death from your mindf; for the sufferings of this world are not meet to be comparai with the future glory which shall be revealed to us. Sufi are our commands to you who are present;

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