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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
page 451

Abbey of St. Martin, now called Battle Abbey, where per-petual prayers were directed to be offered up for the re-pose of the souls of all who had fallen in that sanguinary conflict. The high altar of this magnificent monument of the Norman victory was set upon the very spot where Har-old's body was found, or, according to others, where he first pitched his gonfanon.—Queens of England, vol. 1, p. 50. NOTE Z.—PAGE 51. " Did not that for his own sins."—It is a maxim of the civil law, that whosoever cannot pay with his purse must pay with his body ; and the practice of flagellation was adopted by the monks, a cheap, though painful equivalent. By a fantastic arithmetic, a year of penance was taxed at three thousand lashes, and such was the skill and patience of a famous hermit, St. Dominic, of the iron cuirass, that in six days he could discharge an entire century by a whip-ping of three hundred thousand stripes. His example was followed by many penitents of both sexes ; and as a vicari-ous sacrifice was accepted, a sturdy disciplinarian might expiate on his own back the sins of his benefactors.—Gib-bon's Rome, vol. 5, p. 58. NOTE AA.—PAGE 53. The story of the noble Magyar is taken from early trav-els in Palestine. NOTE BB.—PAGE 60. " The assassin band of Mount Lebanon?'—Hassan, with his seven successors, is known in the East, under the name of the Old Man of the Mountain, because his residence was in the mountain fastness in Syria. These Ismaelians, therefore, acquired in the West the name of Assassins, which thence became in the western languages of Europe a common name for murderer.—See Encyclopedia. NOTE CO—PAGE 68. " Thou shouldst have been King."—His eldest son, Rob- NOTES. 469

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