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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades

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BLOSS C.A.
Heroines of the Crusades
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! NOTES. NOTE A.—PAGE 19. "The Lady Matilda."—Hlafdigé, or lady, means the giver of bread. Few of the Queens of England can claim a more illustrious descent than this princess. Her father, Baldwin V., was surnamed the gentle Earl of Flanders : her mother Adelais, was daughter of Robert, King of France, and sister to Henry, reigning sovereign of that country, and she was nearly related to the Emperor of Ger-many, and most of the royal houses in Europe.—Queens of England, p. 24. NOTE B.—PAGE 19. " Woden and TliorV—Two of the most powerful deities in northern mythology. The ancient Saxons honored Wo-den as the God*of War, and the Germans represented Thor as the God of Thunder. NOTE C—PAGE 20. " The Royal Children."—The sons of Matilda and Wil-liam the Conqueror, were Robert, afterwards Duke of Nor-mandy, Eichard, who died young, William and.Henry, af-terwards kings of England, Cicely, Agatha, Adela, Con-stance, Adeliza and Gundred. No two writers agree as to the order of their ages, except that Robert was the eldest and Henry the youngest son, Cicely the eldest and Gun-dred the youngest daughter.—Vide Queens of England, p. 33-82. NOTE D.—PAGE 20. " The Mora."—While the fleet destined to invade the Island waited in the port for a favorable wind, William


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