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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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that befell the "Welsh was the capture of the bride of Llewellyn, coming from France. The young damsel, though the (laughter of Simon de Montfort, Edward's mortal foe whom he had slain in battle, was at the same time, the child of his aunt, Eleanor Plan-tagenet. He received her with the courtesy of a kinsman, and consigned her to the gentle keeping of his queen, with whom she resided at "Windsor Castle. The fair bride of Llewellyn died after bringing him a living daughter. This daughter whose name was Guendo-lin, was brought to Edward a captive in her cradle; she was reared and professed a nun in the convent with her cousin Glades, only daughter of Prince David.—Queens of England. NOTE DDDDD.—PAGE 421. " I would have taught Mm."—Alphonso, tenth King of Castile who flourished in the 18th century. When contem-plating the doctrine of the epicycles, exclaimed, " Were the universe thus constructed, if the deity had called me to his councils at the creation of the world, I would have given him good advice." lie did not however mean any impiety or irreverence, except what was directed against the system of Ptolemy. NOTE EEEEE.—PAGE 425. " Motley courtiers."—Alphonso was not in good repute with his people, either as a Spaniard or a Christian. A great clerk, devoted to the evil sciences of Alchemy and Astrology, he was ever closeted with his Jews, to make spurious money or spurious laws—adulterating the Gothic laws by a mixture of the Eoman.—Mlchelefs France. NOTE FFFFF.—PAGE 423. " Raymond Lullius"—A story is told of this famous alchemist, that during his stay in London, he changed for King Edward I., a mass of 50,000 pounds of quicksilver into gold, of which the first rose nobles were coined. 494 NOTES.


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