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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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NOTE R.—PAGE 36. * "A maiden's needle wounds less deeply than a warrior's sword."—It was on the field of Archenibraye, where Robert, unconscious who the doughty champion was, against whom he tilted, ran his father through the arm with his lance, and unhorsed him.—Queens of England, vol. 1, p. 71. NOTE S.—PAGE 37. "Accolade."—The more distinguished the rank of the aspirant, the more distinguished were those who put them-selves forward to arm him. The romances often state that the shield was given to a knight by the King of Spain, the sword by a King of England, the helmet from a French sovereign. The word dub is of pure Saxon origin. The French word adouber is similar to the Latin adoptare, for knights were not made by adapting the habiliments of chivalry to them, but by receiving them, or being adopted into the order. Many writers have imagined that the ac-colade was the last blow which the soldier might receive with impunity.—Mill's History of Chivalry, p. 28. NOTE T.-^PAGE 48. " The Saxon Secretary Jngulphus."—In the year 1051, William, Duke of Normandy, then ä visitor at the court of Edward the Confessor, made Ingnlphus, then of the age of twenty-one, his secretary. He accompanied the duke to Normandy—went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and upon his return was created abbot of the rich monastery of Croyland—See Encyclopedia. NOTE U.—PAGE 47. "I craved a portion of the Holy dust."—Even the dust of Palestine was adored : it was carefully conveyed to Eu-rope, and the fortunate possessor, whether by original ac-quisition or by purchase, was considered to be safe from the malevolence of demons. As a proof that miracles ha*" not ceased in his time, St. Augustine relates a story of the NOTES. 467

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