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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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gundy, 1091, was of noble family, and one of the most in-fluential ecclesiastics of the middle ages. He was named the honeyed teacher, and his writings were styled a stream from Paradise. He principally promoted the crusade in 1146, and quieted the fermentation caused at that time by a party of monks, against the Jews in Germany.—Encyclopedia. NOTE VV.—PAGE 135. " Valley of Laodicea."—The freaks of Queen Eleanora and her female warriors were the cause of all the misfor-tunes that befel King Louis and his army, especially in the defeat at Laodicea. The king had sent forward the queen and her ladies, escorted by his choicest troops, under the guard of Count Maurienne. He charged them to choose for their camp the arid, but commanding ground which gave them a view over the defiles of the valley of Laodicea. Queen Eleanora insisted upon halting in a lovely romantic valley, full of verdant grass and gushing fountains.—Queens of England, p. 190. NOTE WW,—PAGE 140. " Series of Coquetries."—Some say that she was smitten with Raymond, of Antioch ; others with a handsome Sara-cen slave ; and it was, moreover, rumored that she received presents from the Sultan.—Michelet. p. 233. • NOTE XX.—PAGE 141. " Twenty days."—The " Queens of France" record that he learned the Provençal tongue in twenty days. NOTE YY.—PAGE 143. "Knights of the Temple."—A celebrated order of knights, which, like the order of St. John and the Teutonic order, had its origin in the crusades. It was established in 1119, for the protection of the pilgrims on the roads in Palestine. Subsequently, its object became the defence of the Chris-tian faith, and of the Holy Sepulchre against the Saracens. NOTES. 475


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