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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 207

ATOALS OP ROGER DE HOTEDEN. A.D. 1191. the following day arrived at Tyre, in the land of Sulia. However, the garrison of Tyre would not allow him to enter Tyre, saying, that the king of France and Conrad, marquis of Tyre, had forbidden his entrance into the city ; consequently he was obliged for that night to lie in tents outside of the walls of Tyre. On the following day, being the sixth day of the week of Pentecost, when he was on his way towards Acre, he saw at sea before him a large buss laden with troops, and decked out with the banners of the king of Fraflce and his associates ; on which he sent two galleys to it and enquired whose ship it was, and whence it came. They made answer, that they were subjects of the king of France, and had come from Antioch, with the intention of going to the siege of Acre ; on which those who had been sent returned with this answer to the king of England ; when the king replied, " If they are subjects of the king of France, go and tell them to wait and speak to me." While they were on their road back, the men in the buss, being conscience-stricken, as in reality they were all pagans, armed themselves, and received the messengers of the king in a most hostile manner, discharging arrows against them and Greek fire. Upon the king observing this, he came nearer, and said to all who were about him, " Give chase to them, and overtake them, and if you capture them, all their property shall belong to you; but if they get away, you will forfeit my regard for ever." Upon this, they all, with one accord, made an attack upon the buss, and pierced it on every side with the beaks of their galleys, on which, the water effecting an entrance, it went to the bottom. When the pagans found that they were beginning to sink, they threw their arms into the sea, and breaking the vessels, poured forth the Greek fire, and leaving the ship, leaped naked into the sea; on which the king's galley-men slew some of them, and took many ah ve ; for there were in this buss one thousand four hundred pagans, whom Saladin had chosen from all the pagans, for the purpose of sending them to the city of Acre. These being thus conquered and slain, the king distributed all their property among his galley-men. On the foUowing day, which was Saturday, in the week of Pentecost, he arrived at the siege of Acre, and distributed many of the pagans, whom he had taken in the ship, among

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