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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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situated on the Arga, in a plain near the Pyrenees, found-ed by Pompey.—Encyclopedia. . NOTE KKK.—PAGE 220. " Blood oozed."—When Richard entered the abbey he shuddered, and prayed some moments before the altar, when the nose and mouth of his father began to bleed so profusely, that the monk in attendance kept incessantly wiping the blood from his face.—Queens of England— Eleanora of Aquitaine, p. 220. NOTE LLL.—PAGE 227. " Briven from the harbor."—Queen Joanna's galley sheltered in the harbor of Liinoussa, when Isaac, the Lord of Cyprus, sent two boats, and demanded if the queen would land. She declined the offer, saying, " all she want-ed was to know whether the King of England had passed." They replied: "they did not know." At that juncture Isaac approached with great power, upon which the cava-liers who guarded the royal ladies, got the galley in order to be rowed out of the harbor at the first indication of hos-tilities.—Bernard le Trésorier. NOTE MMM.—PAGE 242. "Battle of Tiberias."—In the plain near Tiberias the two armies met in conflict. For a whole day the engage-ment was in suspense, and at night the Latins retired to some rocks, whose desolation and want of water had com-pelled them to try the fortune of a battle. The heat of a Syrian summer's night was rendered doubly horrid, because the Saracens set fire to some woods which surrounded the Christian camp. In the morning, the two armies were for awhile stationary, in seeming consciousness that the fate of the Moslem and the Christian worlds was in their hands. But when the sun arose, the Latins uttered their shout of war, the Turks answered by the clangor of their trumpets and atabals, and the sanguinary conflict began. The piece of the true cross was placed on a hillock, and the broken 31 NOTES. 481

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