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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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ROGER ΟΓ WENDOVER. [A. D. 1148. and fled. Thus the army of the faithful gained the bank of the river, and having now free access to the city, laid siege to it on all sides : whereupon the citizens after the siege^had continued for some time, dreading the valour and numbers of the faithful, collected their baggage, and determined to effect their escape by night. First, however, as they were unable to subdue our men by arms, they tried to corrupt their minds by bribes, and gave large sums of money to some of our princes in the east who treacherously undertook to raise the siege. To effect this purpose, they spoke to the emperor and king of the difficulties of the siege, and by this conduct created suspicions of their treachery. In consequence of this suspicion, and in detestation of the fraud of the eastern people, all the soldiers of the west, headed by the emperor and the French king, returned to their own countries by the same way as they had come, and from this time felt the greatest animosity not only towards those who were concerned in the treason, but also towards all the princes of the east, and they made others also lukewarm for the future in the cause of pilgrimage. The same year Robert de Chaisney,* archdeacon of Leicester, was created bishop of Lincoln after Alexander, by Theobald archbishop of Canterbury, and consecrated bishop after the fast of the seventh month. How Raimund prince of Antioch was slain by the Turks. A.D . 1148. After the departure of the emperor and the king of France, Noradin, son of Sanguineus, a most powerful Turkish prince, entered the territories of Antioch, and laid siege to the castle of Nepa. Against him marched Raimund prince of Antioch, at the head of his army ; but as they were not levied with sufficient care or in sufficient numbers to meet so large a force, Raimund was slain with several of his nobles in the battle. Noradin, continuing his march without obstacle, laid siege to Haren castle, and devastated the whole neighbourhood, until the king of Jerusalem came with a powerful army, and forced him to retire. The same year, in Whitsuntide, David king of Scots conferred arms upon Henry, now duke of Normandy, eldest son of Geoffrey Plantagenet, by his own niece the ex-empress Matilda. * Called in Latin " de Quercetio " and " de Chaisneo."

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