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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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Oxford, on tbe 11th of June, 1258, and obliged the king and his eldest son, then eighteen years of age, to agree to a treaty by which twenty-four of their own body, at the head of whom was De Montfort, had authority given them to reform all abuses.—History of England. NOTE PPPP.—PAGE 355. "Mamelukes.''''—Slaves from the Caucasian countries, who, from menial offices, were advanced to the dignities of state. They did not, however, form a separate body ; but when Genghis Khan made himself master of the greatest part of Asia, in the thirteenth century, and carried vast number's of the inhabitants into slavery, the Sultan of Egypt bought twelve thousand of them, and had them instructed in military exercises, and formed a regular corps of them. They soon exhibited a spirit of insubordination and rebel-lion, and in 1254 appointed one of their own number Sultan of Egypt. Their dominion continued two hundred and sixty-three years.—Encyclopedia. NOTE QQQQ.—PAGE 355. "Damascus Steel."—Damascus was celebrated in the middle ages for the manufacture of sabres, of such peculiar quality as to be perfectly elastic and very bard. NOTE RRItR.—PAGE 358. " Eva Strongbow."—Dermot, King of Leinster, formed a treaty with Pritchard, surnamed Strongbow, earl of Strigul. This nobleman who was of the illustrious house of Clare, had impaired his fortune by expensive pleasures, and being ready for any desperate undertaking, he promised assis-tance to Dermot on condition that he should espouse Eva, daughter of that prince, and be declared heir to all his dominions.—Hume's History of England. NOTE SSSS.—PAGE 362. " Queen Gold''—One great cause of the queen's unpopu-larity in Loudon originated from the unprincipled manner 490 KOTES.

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