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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.2


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.2
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A .D. 1101.] IIEXKT KING OF JERUSALEM. sheep destined for the slaughter. On hearing, however, thai we were inarching with haste on Ascalon, he razed that cinto the ground, and now, as if deprived of all plan and deliberation, he leaves all Syria to its fate; on which account we take courage, being in good hopes that in a short time the inheritance of our Lord will be entirely regained.—Farewell, Farewell." How king Richard gave the kingdom of Jerusalem to his nephew Henry. On king Richard's return, as has been mentioned, to 1'tolemais, he gave to his nephew Henry the kingdom of Jerusalem, with the wife of the marcpiis of Montferrat, as she was the heiress to the kingdom, since the death of her sister the queen of Jerusalem. This arrangement was willingly agreed to by Guy of Lusignan, formerly the sovereign of that kingdom, and for securing peace he received the island of Cyprus, which in the late war had been taken from the king of that island by the English king, to whom Guy did homage for it. The marquis had been lately slain at Tyre by the Saracen assassins ; and at bis death, the kingdom of Jerusalem, as has been said, belonged by hereditary right to his wife. How king Richard redeemed all the relics of the Holy Land. Saladin had some time before made prisoner Guy king of Jerusalem, and taken the cross of our Lord, soon after which he laid siege to Jerusalem. The inhabitants, who had remained in the city, being in consternation at their reverses, and despairing of being able to resist Saladin, at once surrendered the city to him ; but he allowed none to depart from it unless they paid ten bezants each as a ransom. The rich at once ransomed themselves, but seven thousand men were found in the city, who had not the means of payment ; but their fellow citizens compassionating their misfortune, by unanimous consent, took the gold and silver crosses, the cups and phylacteries, stripped our Lord's sepulchre of it metal, and the other ornaments found in the churches, and redeemed their poor townsmen. They also collected all the relics of the saints which could be found in the sanctuaries, and put them in four large ivory entiers. Saladiu, on the surrender of the city, amongst other things which he had

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