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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 129

128 AUTSTALS OF ROGER BE HOVEDEX. A.D. 1189. occupied by. the camp of the Pisans, so much so, that no one could escape from the city on that side. On the other side of [Mount] Turon, where Maconiatum is situate (called Lamahumheria by the Saracens), the lord landgrave and the said Jacques de Avennes, and all the Germans and the Genovese, had pitched their tents. Beyond these, the Temple with its brotherhood took up its quarters at the spot where were the gardens and the Tanks of the Latins. The Hospital, with its brethren and people, pitched its camp on the spot where were the gardens and land of the said Hospital. In the other direction, the whole space, as far as the sea, was occupied by the marquis Conrad, and many of the people from beyond the Alps, quite as far as Mount Musard. Count Bobert de Drues,33 the bishop of Beauvais, and the count Erard de Breines, as also the Franks and Campanians, together with the king's people, took up their quarters towards Mount Turon, and near the town ; the archbishop of Pisa, the archbishop of Nazareth, the archbishop of Besançon, the archbishop of Arlesle-blanc, and the archbishop of Montreal being with them. The Christians next made a large trench from sea to sea,34 where the foss of the Temple was already in existence, lying between them and the army of the pagans. They also made another trench between themselves and Acre, so that they were in no fear of assault from the persons in Acre, and none of the pagans could go forth from Acre without falling into their hands. The engines also and stone batteries of the Christians were masked behind them, so that no one could do them any injury from the opposite side ; but the Christians there were exposed to the winds and rain, having neither houses nor cabins in which to shelter themselves ; nor indeed, if they had sworn so to do, could they have retreated, but there they must live or die. In this way, as previously mentioned, was siege on all sides laid to Acre ; so strictly that no person whatever could possibly escape therefrom, while day after day they made assaults against it. On the other hand, on one side of the Christians was Acre, full of pagan warriors, and on the other was Saladin with his mighty army. And, with all truth do I assert it, never were the Christians in a similar position, or one futi of such anxious 3 3 Such is the inaccuracy of the text, that it is doubtful whether this name is Drues or Arves ; as the same person is first called by one name and then by the other. 3 1 Across the Peninsula.

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