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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.i). 1010.] Λ riTCIIEI) BATTLE. camp of the Babylonians, and Λ\·î 111 difficulty could men 1«. found to romain and carry on the siege. They therefore marched and discovered the enemies of the faith in their camp between the sea and the river, where no fresh water could be found to drink, but the enemy, on their approach, struck their tents and feigned flight ; and when the crusaders had proceeded far enough to see that they would not give them open battle, the chiefs of the army held a long council as to whether they should proceed or return. Opinion was so divided amongst them, that the different bodies broke up without coming to any determination, except those who were kept together by discipline and military obedience ; the cavalry of Cyprus, who were placed on the right flank of the army, first showed signs of (ear, when the Saracens attacked the flank; the Roman foot soldiers were the first to fly. and after them the knights of various countries, and sonic of the hospitallers of St. .John, although the legate, and the patriarch, who carried the cross, entreated them, although in vain, to withstand the enemy. The heat of the sun was very great and the foot soldiers were overpowered by the weight of their armour; the heat increased the toil of the march, and those who had brought wine with them in the agony of thirst drank it pure, for want of water, and these fled after the lir.-t fugitives till they were out of breath and fell dead without being wounded. The king of .Jerusalem, however, with the templars, and the Teutonic order, and the hospitallers of St. John, and the earls of Holland, Wiche, Salisbury, and Chester, Walter Bertold, Reginald de Rout, and the French, l'isans, and knights of various countries, sustained the attack of the pagans, and were as it were a wall for the fugitives whenever the enemy showed their faces : the king of .Jerusalem indeed was almost destroyed by the Greek fire. In this conflict were made prisoners of the Christians the bishop elect of Beanvais, and his brother Andrew de Nantes, the shorilf of Beaumont, Walter chamberlain to the French king, and his son John of Arc, and Henry of Flm. Thirtv-three templars were slain and made prisoners, besides (he marshal of th.- hospital of St. John, and some brothers of the same order: and the Teutonic order did not escape without loss. .Many others besides were slain and taken prisoners. The knisjhts of the temple, who were always first in attack, were κ κ -

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