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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 353

"Since it is so," said the queen, " I have no longer any animosity towards you. But first do homage to the king." Which Humphry did. The barons, acting on the advice of Baymond, were not slow in coming to tender their allegiance, with the exception of Sir Baldwin of Bamleh, who only sent his little son, praying Guy to receive his homage, which the king refused to do. Thereupon Baldwin came himself, and went through the necessary forms, saying, " Sir Guy, I do you homage, but as a man who would rather not hold lands under you." It was for his son's sake, for the knight would not remain any longer in the country, and went away, '· to the great joy of the Saracens." Baymond, meantime, was gone to Tiberias, where he waited to see what would happen. The first thing that happened was a succession of signs from heaven, manifestly importing disaster. As they happened on Mohammedan soil as well as Christian, it is presumed that the followers of Islam interpreted them in a contrary spirit. There were tempests and impetuous winds, hail as big as hens' eggs, earthquakes, great waves, and rades de mer, while fire ran across the heavens, " and you would have s \ orn that all the elements were wrathful, detesting the excssses and vices of man.'' It will be observed that even in portents there is a decadence in the Christian kingdom. Time \vas when knights in armour assailed cities in the heavens, and when great comets blazed in the east like swords hanging over a doomed country. We fall back now on hail and storm. Baymond called in Saladin on learning that it was the king's intention to besiege Tiberias. Saladin was glad of an excuse, and sent his son in command of a small army— Bernard says of seven thousand.* The Grand Master of the Templars went out to meet * Others say five hundred, which is more probable.

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