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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. Ι-'-',Ν j I I.'KDKItrC IN TIIK IIOl.V LAND. il l returned in shame, after having spent nearly three months in building tins said castle, wasted an endless amount of money, and left the noble William de Braose a prisoner in the hands of Llewellyn. The ridicule of many was then aroused, because, when the building of the castle was commenced, the justiciary had given it the name of Hubert's Lolly, wherefore, when, after so much trouble and expense, they saw it razed to the ground, they all said that the justiciary was not only ti prophet, but even more than a prophet. How the emperor f'rederie arrived ai the Holy Land and promoted the cause of the crusade. In the same year the Roman emperor. Frederic, took ship at the Mediterranean sea, and on the feast of the blessed virgin Mary, landed at Acre, where the clergy and people of that place came to meet him, and received him with the honours due to such a great man ; but when they found out that he was excommunicated by the pope they did noi confer on him the kiss of peace, nor did they sit at table with him, but they advised him to give satisfaction to the pope and return to the community of the holy church. The templars and hospitallers, however, on his arrival, went on their knees and worshipped him, kissing his knees : and the whole of the Christian army which was present there gave praise to Cod for his arrival, being now in hopes that by his means there would be salvation in Israel. The emperor then complained bitterly to the whole army against the Roman pontiff, that the latter had unjustly pronounced the sentence against him, asserting that be had delayed marching to the assistance of the Holy Land on account of serious illness. The sultan of Babylon, when he heard of the emperor's arrival in Syria, sent him a number of costly presents of gold and silver, silks and jewels, camels and elephants, bears and monkeys, and other wonderful things which are not to be found in western countries. The emperor, on his arrival ut Acre, found the Christian army under the command of the duke of Limburgh, the patriarch of Jerusalem, the archbishops of Nazareth, Ctcsarca. and Narbonnc, the Knglish bishops of Winchester and Exeter, the masters of the hospitallers, templars, and of the Teutonic order of hospitallers, who had under their joint command about eight hundred red pilgrim knights, and about ten thousand

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