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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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lous banquet in the garden of his cloister and that though it was in the depth of winter, the trees - appeared as in spring, covered with flowers and leaves, which vanished as if by enchantment, after the repast.—History of the Popes. NOTE KKKKK.—PAGE 446. " I was anxious."—This passage is quoted from Falcando, an Italian historian of the twelfth century. NOTE LLLLL.—PAGE 449. " Shepherd of Cotoswold"—To Klean ora, is due the credit of introducing the Spanish breed of sheep into England. NOTE MMMMM—PAGE452. " Red stockings."—According to Michelet, Procida in-fluenced the pope to sign the treaty with the Greek Empe-ror, by repeating the insulting allusion of Charles to the purple buskins worn by the pontiff. NOTE NNNNN—PAGE 453. " Easter-Monday, 1282."—The intelligent readers of his-tory will observe an anachronism in placing the Sicilian vespers after the Welsh war. They will also discover a mistake in representing Alphonse as the rival of Conrad, rather than of Rodolph, of Hapsburg, for the crown of the German empire. NOTE OOOOO.—PAGE 454. " Rescued."-*-Constance of Arragon, fortunately arrived in time to prevent the Sicilians, from putting Charles the Lame to death. She carried him off from Messina in in the night and sent him to Spain. When Charles of Arra-gon was informed of the defeat of his troops, aud the cap-tivity of his son, he fell as though -struck down by a thun-derbolt, and succeeding attacks of epilepsy carried him to the tomb in a few months. Through the mediation of Ed-ward, Charles the Lame, surrendered to Alphonse of Arra-gon, all claims to the crown of Sicily, and thus gained his liberty. He reigned over Provence in right of his mother, and was the progenitor of Margaret of Anjou. KOTES.


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