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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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NOTE MM.—PAGE 110. " We fought in the Plains of Ramula."—The small pha-lanx was overwhelmed by the Egyptians ! Stephen, Earl of Chartres, was taken prisoner and murdered by his enemy ; he was the hero who ran away in the Crusade. His wife was Adela, a daughter of King William I. of England, and this spirited lady vowed she would give her husband no rest till he recovered his fame in Palestine. L'e went thither, and died in the manner above related.—Mill's Crusades, p. 95. NOTE NN.—PAGE 111. " The daughter of Earl Waltheoff, Matilda," was the wife of David, afterwards King of Scotland, and the mother of the first Earl of Huntingdon.—Dr. Lingard. NOTE 00.—PAGE 113. "Lucy lies in the sea"—Besides the heir of England, Prince William, there were lost in the "White ship, Eichard, Earl of Chester, with his bride, the young Lady Lucy, of Blois, daughter of Henry's sister Adela, and the flower of the juvenile nobility, who are mentioned by the Saxon chronicle as a multitude of " incomparable folk."—Queens of England, p. 131. NOTE PP.—PAGE 120. " Courts of Love."—Eleanora was by hereditary right, chief reviewer and critic of the poets of Provence. At certain festivals held by her after the custom of her ances-tors, called Courts of Love, all new sirventes and chansons were sung or recited before her by the troubadours. She then, assisted by a conclave of her ladies, sat in judgment and pronounced sentence on their literary merits.—Queens of England, p. 188. NOTE QQ.—PAGE 121. "Romance Walloon."—The appellation of "Walloon was derived from the word "Waalchland, the name by which the NOTES. 473


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