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


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 208

A.O. 1191. THE TWO KINGS ABE ATTACKED "WITH A MALADY. 207 the king of France and the chief men of the expedition. But when the pagans, who were in the city of Acre, heard that the pagans in the buss had been most of them drowned, and that the king'of England, the mighty triumpher over them, had come to the siege, having entertained great hopes of them, they dreaded him exceedingly, and from day to day sought opportunities for surrendering the city to him, on condition that they might depart therefrom with safety to life and limb. The king of France, however, who on the Saturday in Easter week had come to the" siege, had before the arrival of the king of England erected a stone tower and prepared his stone engines and covered ways, and other engines of war, and placed them in suitable positions ; but he effected nothing with them, as he was awaiting the arrival of the king of England, who immediately upon his coming erected his own engines of war. The Pisans and the Genovese at this period came to him and made offer of their services ; on which he retained the Pisans and declined the offer of the Genevese, because they had sworn fealty to the king of France and the marquis Conrad ; the Pisans, however, did homage and fealty to the king of England ; on which the king of England, by his charter, conflrmed their liberties and customs which they had previously enjoyed in the land of Jerusalem. On the third day after the arrival of the king of England, the king of France dismissed all the servants whom he previously had for the purpose of keeping guard over his engines of war, on which the king of England took into his service those whom the king of France had dismissed ; the consequence of which was, that the pagans in the city, finding that the engines of the king of France were left without guards, burned them. After this, both of the kings were attacked with a malady known by the name of " Arnaldia," in which they were nearly reduced to the point of death, and lost all their hair. How ever, by the mercy of God, it came to pass that they both re covered from this sickness, and became stronger and more hearty than ever in the service of God. On king Guido making complaint to them that the marquis Conrad had violently and unjustly deprived him of the revenues and rights of his king dom, they placed the revenues arising from articles sold in market and the revenues of the port of Acre in the hands of the Templars and the Hospitallers, for them to collect and take

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