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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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ert, was absent in Germany, at the time of his death. William was on his voyage to England ; Henry, who had taken charge of his obsequies, suddenly departed on some self-interested business, and all the great officers of the court having dispersed themselves,—some to offer their Robert, and others to William, the inferior servants of the household plundered the house, stripped the person of the royal dead, and left his body naked upon the floor.—Queens of England,, vol. 1, p. 85. NOTE DD.—PAGE 69. " Our uncle Odo hates Zanfranc."—The Duke William was brave, open, sincere, generous ; even his predominate fault, his extreme indolence and facility, were not dis-agreeable to those haughty barons, who affected independ-ence, and submitted with reluctance to a vigorous admin-istration in their sovereign. Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and Robert, Earl of Montaigne, maternal brothers of the con-queror, envying the great credit of Lanfranc, which was increased by his late services, enforced all these motives with these partisans, and engaged them in a formal con-spiracy to dethrone William Rufus.—Hume's History of England, vol. 1, p. 221. NOTE EE.—PAGE 71. " Siege of St. Michael's Mount."—Prince Henry, dis* gusted that so little care had been taken of his interests in this accommodation, retired to St. Michael's Mount, a strong fortress on the coast of Normandy, and infested the neigh-borhood with his incursions. Robert and William, with their joint forces, besieged him in this place, and had nearly reduced him by the scarcity of water, when the eldest, hearing of his distress, granted him permission to supply himself, and also sent him some pipes of wine for his own table. Being reproved by William for his ill-timed generosity, he replied, " What, shall I suffer my brother to die of thirst—where shall we find another when he is gone ?"—Hume's England, vol. 1. NOTES.

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