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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 173

172 AlîNAXS OP BOGEB DE HOVEDEÎÎ. A.D. 1100. their arrival for one penny, -was soon after sold at the price of eixty93 shillings. Upon this, great numbers of the army died of famine, as one horse-load of corn was being sold for sixtyfour marks, English money ; and in consequence, the principal men present at the siege were obliged to feed on horse-flesh, eating it as a delicacy. Now when the famine had increased to an extraordinarydegree of severity, the clamour of the people reached Hubert Fitz-Walter, bishop of Rouen,94 and the other bishops in the expedition, on which they made a collection of money to relieve the necessities of the poor, and the Lord gave such increase to the sums so collected, that they sufficed for the sustenance of all who were in want, until such time as God, the giver of all good things, looking from on high, sent them an abundance of corn, wine, and oil ; for the third day after the collection was distributed among the poor, there came to Acre ships laden with corn, wine, and oil, and made so plentiful a market, and on such moderate terms, that a measure of wheat which before was sold for two hundred besants, was shortly after to be had for six. In the same year, on the day of Saint James the Apostle, ten thousand youths of prowess and well armed, came forth from among the troops besieging the city of Acre, in spite of the prohibition of the king, the Patriarch, and the leader of the army, with the intention of engaging with Saladin and his army; but Saladin, on seeing them, retreated with his army, leaving behind his tents and provisions. On this, the young men entered the tents of the pagans, and ate and drank of what they found therein ; after which they carried away with them whatever they could find of value, and loaded themselves therewith ; but, when they were returning towards the force besieging Acre, Saladin and his army fell upon them and put them to the edge of the sword, and they were nearly all slain by the pagans ; a few of them, however, leaving their loads behind, escaped by the aid of Ralph de Hautereve, archdeacon of Colchester. In the same year, Sibylla, queen of Jerusalem, wife of Guido of Lusignan, and his two daughters, departed this life at the siege of Acre ; upon whose death, Conrad, Marquis of Montferrat, lord of Tyre, seeing that there was no nearer heir to the throne of Jerusalem than Milicent, the wife of Amfrid " Another reading says " forty." 9 1 Clearly a mistake for " Salisbury."

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