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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
page 352

He knelt before her, she placed the crown upon his head, and so Guy de Lusignan became King of Jerusalem, the only incapable king the little kingdom had, the only worthless king. When his brother Geoffrey heard of the election, he remarked, '· If they have made him a king, I suppose they would have made me a god had they known me." When the spy got back to Nablous, and told what had happened, Baldwin of Bamleh offered to lay a wager that he would not be king for a year, a bet which he would have won, as the event proved. " As for me," said Baldwin, " the country is lost, and I shall go, because I do not wish to share the shame and disgrace of having assisted in the ruin of our kingdom. And for you, my lords, do what you please." " Sir Baldwin," cried Baymond, " have pity on Christianity and remain to help us. Here is Count Humphry with his wife Isabelle, also the daughter of King Amaury. Let us go to Jerusalem and crown them there. We shall have with us at least all the knights of St. John. And I have a truce with the Saracens, who will even help us if we want them." It was decided to make Humphry King : but Humphry had no mind for a crown which brought with it so many anxieties and troubles as that of Jerusalem. In the dead of night he rode off to Queen Sybille; and when the barons came to crown him in the morning, they found to their great disgust that he was gone. He went straight to his sister-in-law, and, being brought into her presence, saluted her as Queen. But she took no notice of him, because he had not been present at her coronation. " Whereupon Humphry began to scratch his head like a child that is ashamed of himself, and said, 'Dame! I could not. Why, they wanted to make me king in spite of myself. That is why I ran away !' " Evidently a simple straightforward knight, this Hum phry of Toron and of sound, rather than brilliant, parts.

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