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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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He was well fonned, of a fair and fine complexion, and. a gentle and kind expression of the eye and mouth. Ho was brave, bold, and generous, and possessed great talents, highly cultivated. He understood all the languages of his subjects—Greek, Latin, Italian, German, French and Ara-bic. He was severe and passionate, mild or liberal, as circumstances required ; gay, cheerful, and lively, as his feelings dictated. He was a noted Freethinker, and re-garded men of all religions with equal favor. NOTE JJJJ.—PAGE 346. " Opened Negotiations with the Sultan of Egypt."— Frederic signed a treaty with Camel, which more effectual-ly promoted the object of the Holy Wars than the efforts of any former sovereign. For ten years the Christians and Mussulmans were to live upon terms of brotherhood. Jeru-salem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and their appendages, and the Holy Sepulchre, were restored to the Christians. NOTE KKKK.—PAGE 348. "Simon de Montfort."—The family of Montforts seems to have been fiercely ambitious. They trace their origin to " Charlemagne." Simon de Montfort, the true leader of the war against the Albigeois was a veteran of the crusades, hardened in the unsparing battles of the Templars and the Assassins. On his return from the Holy Land he engaged in this bloody crusade, in the South of France. His second son seeking in England the fortune which he had missed in France, fought on the side of the English commons, and threw open to them the doors of Parliament. After having had both king and kingdom in his power, he was overcome and slain. His son (grandson of the cele-brated Montfort, who was the chief in the crusade against the Albigeois) avenged him by murdering in Italy, at the foot of the altar, the nephew of the king of England, who was returning from the Holy Land. This deed ruined the 488 NOTES.

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