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

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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 275



CHAPTER XL KINO BALDWIN III. AND THE SECOND GREAT CRUSADE. A.D. 1144—1162. " Seigneurs, je m'en voiz outre mer, et je ne scais se je revendre. Or venez avant : se je vous ai de riens mes fait, je le vous desferai l'un par l'autre, si comme je ai accoutumé à tous ceulz qui vinrent riens demander ni à nioy ni à ma gent."—Joinviïïe. " HITHERTO," says William of Tyre, whom we have been principally following, " hitherto the events I have described were related to me by others. All that follows I have either seen with my own eyes or have heard from those who actually were present. I hope, therefore, with the assistance of God, to be able to relate the facts that I have yet to put down with greater accuracy and facility." He was a young man when Fulke died, and preserves in his history that enthusiasm for his successor which one of his own age would probably entertain, and which Baldwin's early death, if not his admirable qualities, prevented from dying out. He writes of him as one might have written of Charles I., had he died five years after he came to the throne, or of Louis XIV., had he finished his reign thirty years earlier. Baldwin was only thirteen when with his mother, Milicent, as Queen and Eegent, he was crowned king. Like his great ancestors, the young king grew up taller


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