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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


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 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
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pirate of Boulogne, who joined Baldwin at Tarsus, must have left him again, and returned to his piratical ways, for we find him in prison at Tripoli ; he was delivered up by the governor of Tripoli to the Christians, after which he appears no more! Then some had been taken prisoners, and purchased their lives by apostacy, like Einaldo the Italian. .And those of the captive women who were yet young were dragging out their lives in the Turkish harems. Probably the boys, too, were spared, and .those who were young enough to forget their Christian blood brought up to be soldiers of the Crescent. The neighbourhood of Jerusalem was covered with light brushwood, but there were no trees ; there had been grass in plenty, but it was dried up by the summer sun ; there were wells and cisterns, but they had all been closed,— " the fountains were sealed." Only the pool of Siloam was accessible to the Crusaders; this was intermittent and irregular, and its supply, when it did flow, was miserably inadequate for a host of forty thousand. Moreover,' its waters were brackish and disagreeable. And the camp, was full of sick, wounded, and helpless. On the west, east, and south sides of the city no attack was possible, on account of the valleys by which it was naturally protected. The Crusaders pitched their camp in the north. First in the post of danger, as usual, was the camp of Godfrey, Duke of Lorraine. His position extended westwards from the valley of Jehoshaphat, along the north wall. Next to him came the Count of Flanders ; next, Bobert of Normandy, near whom was Edgar Atheling with his English ; at the north-west angle was Tancred ; and lastly, the camp of the Count of Toulouse extended along the west as far as the Jaffa Gate. Later on, however, Eaymond moved a portion of his camp to that part of Mount Sion stretching south of the modern wall. But the only place where an attacking paity could hope for success was on the north. Bohemond was not with the army. He

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