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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.
page 211

AXXALS OF ROGER BE HOVEBEN. A.D. 1191. In the same month of July, the Christians filled up a great part of the fosse, that they might plant their ladders against the walls. On the pagans seeing this, who were being besieged, they offered to surrender to the kings their city, with their arms* and provisions, on condition of safety to life and limb, and leave to depart. However, the kings were not willing to take it in this way, but demanded of them the Holy Cross, and the whole of the land of Jerusalem, in the same state it was in before the capture of king Guido. Saladin, however, would not agree to these terms. In the same month of June, Eichard de Camville, whom the king of England had appointed one of his justiciaries in the island of Cyprus, was taken ill, and, without asking leave, came to the siege of Acre, where he died. After his decease, the Griffons and the Armenians, who had not yet made peace with the king, appointed a new emperor to rule over them, a monk of the family of the emperor Isaac. But Bobert de Turnham, the only one of the king's justiciaries remaining in the isle of Cyprus after the death of Eichard de Camville, coUected a large army and engaged with the new emperor, and, defeating him and his people, took him prisoner, and hanged him on a gibbet. In the same month of June, Ealph Fitz-Godfrey, to whom the king had given charge of the emperor of Cyprus, departed this life, and was buried at Tripolis ; after whose death, the king gave the emperor into the charge of the Hospitallers, who took him to the castle of Margant, and there placed him in confinement. In the same month of June, the miners of the king of England undermined the foundations of the walls of the city of Acre, the pagans who were inside being in ignorance thereof; and, placing logs of wood beneath, they set thein on fire ; on which a great part of the walls fell down. In the meantime, the stone engines of the king of France, the Templars, and the Pisans, had made a great breach in the waB, near a tower which is called Maledetta, and the people of the king of France ran towards the breach, hoping, by force, to effect an entrance into the city. However, the pagans met them with a strong hand, and drove them back ; and, as the way was steep and narrow, many of the people of the king of France were there slain. The Icing of England, however, and his men were keeping guard in the meantime over the outer

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