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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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mons had swept away twenty thousand peasants from the villages of German}'. Their rear was again pressed by a herd of two hundred thousand, the most stupid and savage refuse of the people, who mingled with their devotion a brutal license of rapine, prostitution, and drunkenness. Some counts and gentlemen, at the head of three thousand horse, attended the motions of the multitude to partake in the spoil ; but their genuine leaders (may we credit such folly) were a goose and a goat, who were carried in the front, and to whom these worthy Christians ascribed an in-fusion of the divine spirit.—Gibbon's Home, vol. 5, p. 553. NOTE JJ.—PAGE 84. "Inquire if that be Jerusalem.'1''—In some instances the poor rustic shod his oxen like horses, and placed his whole family in a cart, where it was amusing to hear the children, on the approach to any large town or castle, inquiring if the object before them were Jerusalem.—Mill's Crusades, p. 31. NOTE EX—PAGE 87. "Adela's letter from Stephen."—Alexius expressed a wish that one of the sons of Stephen might be educated at , the Byzantine court, and said a thousand other fine things, which Stephen reported to his wife as holy truths.—Mill's Crusades, p. 49. NOTE LL.—PAGE 105. "Of English laws and an English Queen."—Matilda is the only princess of Scotland who ever shared the throne of a king of England. It is, however, from her maternal an-cestry that she derives her great interest as connected with the annals of this country. Her mother, Margaret Athe-ling, was the graudaughter of Edmund Ironside, and the daughter of Edward Atheling, surnamed the Outlaw, by Agatha, daughter of the Emperor Henry II. of Germany.— Queens of England, p. 91. 472 NOTES.

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