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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.
page 463

452 ANNALS Οί EOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1177. was arrested a certain aged man of high rank and great wealth whose name was John ; he being unable to prove his innocence by means of the judgment by water, offered our lord the king fifty pounds of silver for the preservation of his life. But inasmuch as he had been cast in the judgment by water, the king refused to receive the money, and ordered him to be hanged on a gibbet. In the same year Philip, earl of Flanders, in contravention of the oath which he had made to the king of England, gave the eldest daughter of his brother the earl of Boulogne in marriage to the duke de Saringes ; shortly afterwards, leaving the duke de Saringes, she married the count de Saint Paul, and then leaving the count de Saint Paul, married the eount Reginald de Dammartin, who received with her the earldom of Boulogne. The other daughter of the earl of Boulogne he also gave in marriage to Henry, duke of Louvaine. In the same year the before-named earl of Flanders came over to England, to hold a conference with the king of England, and, receiving from him leave to go on the pilgrimage, he and William de MandeviBe, earl of Essex, and many barons and knights of various countries assumed the sign of the cross, and set out for Jerusalem; where joining the brethren of the Temple and the Hospitallers, and Raymond, prince of Antioeh, and nearly aB the knights of the land of Jerusalem, they laid siege to Harang, a fortified place of the pagans. Having stayed a month before it while laying siege thereto, and having almost undermined it, by the advice of the Templars they received a large sum of money from the pagans, and so departed without accomplishing their object. On the day after their departure, a great part of the castle which they had been besieging fell down, and on returning home they found the money which they had received from the pagans to be nothing but copper and brass. In the meantime, Saladin, king of Babylon, having united with him the kings and princes of the pagans, with more than five hundred thousand horse and foot entered the land of the Christians, and pitched his tents not far from the holy city of Jerusalem. On hearing this, the Templars, and Hospitallers, and knights of the king of Jerusalem, who had remained for the protection of the city, went forth to meet the pagans, together with the people of the city, who had taken up arms, wlule the bishop of Bethlehem earried before

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