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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT. Saladin. Prince of Chivalry


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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Saladin. Prince of Chivalry
page 174

Not all the emirs were sympathetic to these acts of generosity, and some even protested, contrasting his conduct with that of the Crusaders when they had taken the city, but these protests went unheeded. Outside the city, where he could not know what was going on, some of these emirs and their men worked their own will, robbing and maltreating where they dared; but within the city there was little evidence that a population had been delivered to their enemy. From the moment of entry guards had been posted in all the streets to see that no harm came to any one, and that the terms of the capitulation were carried out without disorder or unnecessary hardship. All that is known of this extraordinary magnanimity is told by Ernoul, the squire of Balian, for Beha ed-din and the other oriental chroniclers passed it over in silence, their joy over the capture of the Holy City crowding out all thought of what had become almost a commonplace in the behavior of their master. " Such," reports the Squire, " was the charity done by Saladin for poor people without number." But this was not the end. There were in Jerusalem many ladies in distress, wives and widows, sisters and daughters of knights who had fallen in battle or were languishing in Saracen prisons, and these now came in a body to the indulgent conqueror, pleading for his aid. " When Saladin saw them, he asked who they were and what they wished. And he was told they were the

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