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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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himself of his charge, that he won the affection of the fair widow, Queen Joanna, on the journey. The attachment of these lovers healed the enmity that had long subsisted be-tween the houses of Aquitaine and that of the Counts of Toulouse, on account of the superior claims of Queen Elea-nora on that great fief. When Eleanora found the love that subsisted between her youngest child and the heir of Tou-louse, she conciliated his father by giving up her rights to her daughter, and Berengaria had the satisfaction of seeing her two friends united after she arrived at Poitou.—Beren-caria of Navarre, p. 16. NOTE PER.—PAGE 267. The song of Richard and Blondell is found in Burney'» History of Music, vol. 2, p. 236. NOTE SSS.—PAGE 271. " The block banner."—Finding his end approaching, Sa-ladin commanded the black standard, which had so often led the way to victory, to be taken down, and replaced by the shroud which was to wrap his body in the grave. This was then borne through the streets, while the cries called all men to behold what Saladin, the mighty conqueror, car-ried away with him of all his vast dominion. Saladin died, a monarch in whose character, though the good was not unmixed with evil, the great qualities so far preponderated, that they overbalanced the effects of a barbarous epoch and a barbarous religion, and left in him a splendid exception to most of the vices of his age, his country and his creed.— James' History of Chivalry, p. 264. NOTE TTT.—PAGE 273. " The Fourth Crusade."—Saphadin marched against them, and the Germans did not decline the combat. Vic-tory was on the side of the Christians; but it was bought by the death of many brave warriors, particularly of the Duke of Saxony, and of the son of the Duke of Austria. NOTES. S3

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