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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades


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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Heroines of the Crusades
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Eddin permission was gained to convey her body thither; mass was said for her soul in the church of the Holy Sep-ulchre ; her grave was made in the valley of Jehoshaphat; and Christian and Saracen stood together in reverent si-lence, while the Patriarch of Jerusalem committed " Earth to earth, and dust to dust," to wait the morning of the resurrection. CHAPTER III. "The death of those distinguished by their station, But by their virtue more, awakes the mind To solemn dread, and strikes a saddening awe." WHEN the loss of Damietta and the evacuation of Egypt was known at Eome, Pope Houorius III. reproached the emperor, Frederic II. with being the cause of the signal failure of the christian arms in the East, and threatened him with excommunication if he did not immediately ful-fil his vow, by leading his armies against the Infidel. This insolence roused the indignation of the prince, and excited him to hostility. He proceeded to claim the king-dom of the two Sicilies, in right of his mother, Constance, and marching thither, drove out the partisans of the Holy See, established bishops of his own choosing in the vacant benefices, and even threatened to plunder Eome. Hono-rius discovering that he had involved himself in strife with a powerful enemy, wrote a conciliatory letter to the emperor, saying, " I exhort you, my dear son, to recall to your recollection, that you are the protector of the Roman Church ; do not forget what you owe to that good mother, and take pity on her daughter, the church of the East, which extends towards you her arms, like an unfortunate, who has no longer any hope but in you." Frederic, too much occupied in his plans for adding Italy to the German Empire, to undertake a distant expedi- 326 HEROINES OF THE CRUSADES.

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