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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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1250, succeeded, for the first time, a sultan. Before this, a woman's name had never been seen on the coin, or men-tioned in the public prayers. The Caliph of Bagdad pro-tested against the scandal of this innovation.—Michelet's History of France. NOTE AAAA.—PAGE 308. "St. Dunstan"—Dunstan, Abbojt of Glastonbury, in the year 948, possessed complete ascendancy over King Edred and the councils of state. He lived for some time in a cell so small that he could neither stand nor sit in it, and was honored with remarkable dreams, visions, and tempta-tions. He it was who introduced the order of Benedictine monks into England.—Parley's History. NOTE BBBB.—PAGE 309. " Convent of L'Espan."—Queen Berengaria fixed her residence at Mans, in the Orleannois, where she held a great part of her foreign dower. Here she founded the no-ble Abbey of L'Espan.—Queens of England. NOTE CCCC—PAGE 314. "Sultan of Egypt."—Saphadin's son, Coradinus, the Prince of Syria and Palestine, did not proclaim the death of his father till he had secured himself in the possession of the royal coffers. Discord and rebellion were universal throughout Egypt when the news arrived of the death of Saphadin, and his son Carnel, lord of that country, was compelled to fly into Arabia for protection from his mutin-ous people.—Mills' Crusades.. NOTE DDDD.—PAGE 320. "Mongols."—Genghis Khan, the chief of a mongrel horde, in 1260, conceived the bold plan of conquering the whole earth. After the deatli of Genghis Khan, in 1227, his sons pursned his conquests, subjugated all China, sub-verted the Caliphate of Bagdad, and made the Seljook Sultan3 of Iconium tributary. 486 NOTES.


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