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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 215

days of July, Saladin caused all the vines and fruit-bearing trees to be rooted up which were in the vicinity of Acre, and all the cities and castles to be destroyed in which he felt no Confidence as being able to resist the attacks of the Christians. On the eleventh day of the month of July, the Pisans. and the array of the king of England made an assault on the city of Acre, and, having mounted the walls, a Pisan, Leonardus by name, was slain ; immediately after which the pagans made a signal that they would surrender the city, and make peace with the kings on their own terms. Accordingly, the chief men of the pagans above-named came to confer with the kings as to making peace, and, immediately after the conference, returned to the city. On the twelfth day of the month of July, being the sixth day of the week, Philip, king of Prance, Bichard, king of England, and all the principal men of the Christians, assembled in the morning at the tent, of the Templars, where they were met by the principal men of the pagans besieged in the city; and, with the sanction of the army of the Christians, the said kings made peace with the pagans on the following terms—The pagans were to surrender to the said kings the city of Acre, with everything therein, and to set at Bberty five hundred Christian captives who were there. They also covenanted with the kings that they would deliver up to them the Holy Cross, and one thousand Christian captives, and two hundred Christian knights who were in captivity, according as the said kings should make choice from among all the captives who should be found in the possession of Saladin; and that they would give for the use of the kings two hundred thousand besants.25 They were also to remain as hostages in the hands of the kings, upon the understanding that, if they should not within forty days then next ensuing comply with the terms above-mentioned, they should be at the mercy of the kings for life and limb. These covenants being made, and these terms being agreed to by both sides, and confirmed by oath, the kings sent their knights and men-at-arms into the city, and selected one hundred of the richest and most noble of the pagans, and placed them in a tower under a strong guard ; while the rest they caused to be guarded in the houses and streets of the city, and supplied them with necessaries, making it a rule that aU who should receive baptism and embrace the Christian faith should be set at Hberty. Being influenced, accordingly,'by their apprehen 2 S Roger of Wendover says " seven thousand."

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