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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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that Peter of Blois, in his epistles, congratulates his brother William, on his tragedy of Flaura and Marcus, played be-fore the queen.—Queens of England, p. 199. NOTE DDD.—PAGE 165. "Adrian IV."—Adrian IV., an Englishman, originally named Nicholas Breakspear, rose, by his great talents, from the situation of a poor monk,to the rank of cardinal, and legate in the north. He was elected pope in 1154, and waged an unsuccessful war against. William, King of Sicily. The permission which he gave to Henry II., King of Eng-- land, to invade Ireland, on the condition that every family of that island should pay annually a penny to the papal chair, because all islands belong to the pope, is worthy of remark. On this grant the subsequent popes founded their claims on Ireland.—Encyclopedia. NOTE EEE.—PAGE 184. " The wasted form of Rosamond."—It is not a very easy task to reduce to anything like perspicuity the various tra-ditions which float through the chronicles, regarding Queen Eleanor's unfortunate rival, the celebrated Bosamond Clifford. No one who studies history ought to despise tra dition, for we shall find that tradition is generally founded on fact, even when defective or regardless of chronology. It appears that the acquaintance between Bosamond and Henry commenced in early youth, about the time of his knighthood by his uncle, the King of Scotland ; that it was renewed at the time of his successful invasion of England, when he promised marriage to the unsuspecting girl. As Bosamond was retained by him as a prisoner, though not an unwilling one, it was easy to conceal from her the facts . that he had wedded a queen and brought her to England; but his chief difficulty was to conceal Rosamond's existence from Eleanor, and yet indulge himself with frequent visits to the real object of his love. Brompton says, "That one day, Queen Eleanor saw the king walking in the pleasance of "Woodstock, with the end NOTES.

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