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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
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reward of God, and always be enabled to find more abundant grace in my eyes, and prove yourselves deserving before the whole Church. Given at Yerona, on the second day before the ides of January." In the same year, Henry, king of England, sent envoys to pope Urban, and obtained many things of him, which pope Lucius had stoutly refused ; one of which was that such one of his sons as he should think fit should be crowned king of Ireland. This was acceded to by our lord the pope, who confirmed the same by his bull, and, as a proof of his assent and confirmation thereof, sent him a crown made of peacock's feathers, embroidered with gold. In this year, shortly before the feast of Saint Peter ad Fincula, the before-named Patriarch, having returned to Jerusalem, and brought with him no aid for the defence of that land, great fear came upon the inhabitants of the land of Jerusalem. Consequently, a certain brother of the Temple, an Englishman by birth, whose name was Robert de Saint Alban, having forsaken the Christian faith, went to Saladin, king of Babylon, and promised him that he would deliver up to him the city of Jerusalem ; and, on his giving him security for the same, Saladin gave him his niece in marriage, and a considerable body of troops, and put him in command of his army, making him general thereof. Upon this, he immediately went forth with his army to the plains of Saint George, and there divided it into three detachments, two of which he sent into the parts adjacent to lay them waste ; on which they ravaged the whole country, from Montreal to Neapolis, while Jericho, and the city of Sebaste, with some other cities, were destroyed. But the before-named Robert, with the third part of his army, marched against the city of Jerusalem ; on which the few inhabitants who were in the city, trusting in the Lord, went forth by the postern gates, and, carrying before them the wood of the Cross of our Lord as a standard, by the might of the Lord smote the army in which was the before-named Robert; on which, taking to flight, he turned his back on the smiters, while the men of Jerusalem foUowed him and his army, and slew many of them with the edge of the sword : Robert, however, though with considerable difficulty, made his escape. After this, on Saladin purposing a fresh attack upon the land of Jerusalem, the Templars and HospitaUers and other chief men of that land, gave him sixty thousand besants for a truce until the octave of the ensuing Easter. In the

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