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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
page 164

certain weakness of character, which marred all his finer qualities. Bobert of Flanders seems to have been a fighting man pure and simple—by the Saracens called "St. George," and by his own side the " Sword and Lance of the Christians." He, no more fighting remaining to be done, returned quietly to his own states, with the comfortable conviction that he had atoned for his former sins by his condiict in the Holy War. He enjoyed ten years more fighting at home, and then got drowned in the Biver Marne ; an honest single-minded knight, who found himself 'in perfect accord with the spirit of his age. With these principal barons and chiefs were a crowd of poorer princes, each with his train of knights and men-atarms. The money for the necessary equipments had been raised in various ways : some had sold their lands, others their seigneurial rights ; some had pawned their states ; while one or two, despising these direct and obvious means of raising funds, had found a royal road to money by pillaging the villages and towns around them. It was not till eight months after the Council of Clermont* that Godfrey's army, consisting of ten thousand knights and eighty thousand foot, was able to begin its march. Fortunately, a good harvest had just been gathered in, and food of all kinds was abundant and cheap. The army, moreover, was well-disciplined, and no excesses were committed on its way through Germany. It followed pretty nearly the same line as that taken by Walter and Peter, and must have been troubled along the whole route by news of the extravagances and disasters of those who had preceded them. Arriving on the frontiers of Hungary, Godfrey sent deputies to King .Coloman, -asking permission to march peaceably, buying whatever he had need of, through his dominions. Hostages, consisting of his brother Baldwin and his family, were given for the * August, luyo.

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