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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
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A.D 1168. DEATH 0Γ KING BALDWIN. 317 England, being greatly enraged, banished him from Poitou. On this, assuming the cross, he set out for Jerusalem, and remained there in the service of Baldwin the Leper, king of Jerusalem, and by reason of his probity, was greatly esteemed by the king and chief men of that kingdom. In order that the line of the Latin kings may be traced, who ruled in the holy city of Jerusalem, down to the times of Saladin, a few matters must be mentioned which had transpired before this period. It is necessary, therefore, to know, that after the taking of Antioch, Curberant having been overcome by Robert, duke of Normandy, thé city of Jerusalem was taken by the Christians, and rescued from the hands of the pagans, in the year of grace one thousand and ninety-nine; on which, by the choice of the whole of the army, Godfrey, duke of Lorraine, son of Eustace the Elder, earl of Boulogne, was elected king of the holy city of Jerusalem. However, he refused to be crowned ; saying, that he would never wear a crown of gold, in the place where Christ had worn a crown of thorns. On his death without issue, his brother, Baldwin, succeeded him in the kingdom, and was crowned king. He was the first of the Latin kings who was crowned in the holy city of Jerusalem : fbr before this period, as long as it had been in the hands of the Christians, its kings were Greeks. On the death of king Baldwin, his son, Baldwin, succeeded to the throne, and was crowned, having an only daughter to succeed him in the kingdom. On his decease, the chief men of the kingdom sent for Fulk, the brother of Geoffrey, earl of Anjou, and gave him in marriage the above-named daughter of king Baldwin, together with the kingdom of Jerusalem; on which they were crowned. By his wife, the daughter of king Baldwin, king Fulk was the father of two sois ; of whom, the first-born was named Baldwin, and the other, Amauri. Baldwin succeeded his father Fulk in the kingdom, and was crowned; and on his decease, without issue, his brother, Amauri, succeeded him in the kingdom, and was crowned. This Amauri took Babylon, and rendered it tributary to himself. He reigned eleven years, and was father of Baldwin the Leper, and of two daughters, of whom the eldest was called Sibylla, and the other, Milicent. Baldwin the Leper succeeded his father Amauri in the kingdom, and was crowned. He reigned eleven years, but


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