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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


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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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
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pity on your children and your wives, have pity upon this your city and its holy walls, and spare the Temple ; preserve the holy house for yourselves." The Jews, ever an impressionable race, yielded to the entreaties of Agrippa and the tears of Berenice, and making up the tribute money, paid it into the treasury. Then they began to repair the damage they had done to Antonia. All looked well ; but there was one thing yet wanting to complete their submission, they were to obey Florus till he should be removed. This condition they refused to comply with, and when Agrippa urged it upon them, they threw stones at him and reproached him with the uttermost bitterness. Then Agrippa went away in despair, taking with him Berenice, and leaving the city to its fate. The insurrection began, as it ended, with the taking of the stormy fortress of Masada near the Dead Sea. Here the Boman garrison were all slaughtered. Eleazar the son of Ananias the high priest began the insurrection in Jerusalem, by passing a law that the sacrifices of strangers were henceforth to be forbidden, and no imperial gifts to be offered. The moderate party used all their influence, but in vain-, to prevent this. Agrippa sent a small army of three thousand men to help the moderates. The insurgents seized the Temple : the moderates, who included all the wealthy classes, occupied the upper city, and hostilities commenced. A great accession of strength to the insurgents was caused by the burning of the public archives, where all debts were incurred, and consequently, the power of the rich was taken from them at one blow. Then appeared on the scene another leader, for a very brief interval, Manahem, the youngest son of Judas the Galilsean. lie came dressed in royal robes and surrounded with guards, no doubt eager to play the part of another Maccabaeus. The insurgents took Antonia and the royal palace, and drove the Eoman garrison to the three strong

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