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


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 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 269

of their spoils, with three thousand camels, and four thousand horses and mules and she-mules, besides those that were killed. After having gained this victory, the king returned to Bethonople, whence he had set out, and gave to the knights of the army a portion of the spoils of the slain. After this, holding a conference with the duke of Burgundy and the Franks, he offered to make oath that he would proceed to Jerusalem and lay siege to it, and not depart therefrom as long as he had a single horse left to eat, until he had taken the city, and requested that the Franks and the whole of the army would take the same oath. On this, the duke of Burgundy and the Franks made answer that they would not take the oath, or remain any longer in the land, but would depart from it as soon as they could, in obedience to the commands given to them by the king of France, their master. Accordingly, they left the king upon bad terms, and returned to Acre, the king following them. On this, Saladin immediately came down from the mountains, and laid siege to Joppa, which the king of England had delivered into the charge of Alberic de Bains ; and, as he found himself unable to defend it, he surrendered it to Saladin, upon condition that he might depart with safety to life and limb. However, after having received from Saladin the selected arrow as a sign of the treaty with him, on hearing of the approach of the king of England, he returned to Saladin, and gave back to him his arrow, and renounced the treaty. Upon this, Saladin immediately took him prisoner, and captured the whole of the city, with the exception of the fortress of the castle ; to which a few retired and sent word to the king of England to inform him of these recent events : immediately upon which, he gave his troops, consisting of horse, to Henry, count of Champagne, for the purpose of being led thither by land, while he himself, with only seven galleys, proceeded by sea. On the third day, being Saturday, he arrived at Joppa, on the morning after the feast of Saint Peter ad Vincula ; on which, he entered the castle, and had an interview with his people there, instructing them to follow him. After this, he went forth and a few with him, and suddenly made an attack upon the army of Saladin, and, shouting his war-cry, he valiantly charged them, and drove them out of the city, and slew many of them with the edge of the sword, and so liberated the city from their hands. Three days after this, Saladin sent word to the king that he

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