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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 218



A.D. 1191. PHILIP GIVES HIS HOTEÏT OF ACHE TO CONBAD. 217 of England, and falling on the ground at his feet, asked his forgiveness, on which the king of England put an end to all his anger and displeasure against him On the following day, also, the king of France came, and all the principal men of the army, to hear the matters in dispute between king Guido and the marquis Conrad. Accordingly, having taken their seats, the marquis Conrad arose, and standing in the midst of them, demanded the kingdom of Jerusalem in right of his wife ; while Guido of Lusignan, who had been king before its capture, and escaped from it when it was taken, and had commenced the siege of Acre, demanded restitution thereof to be made to him, showing that he had done nothing for which he deserved to lose his kingdom. After much bandying of words on both sides, they each of them submitted themselves to the award of the court of the kings, by whose advice and judgment peace and final reconciliation were effected between them, on the following terms : In the first place, they both made oath, that is to say, king Guido and the marquis Conrad, that they would abide by the judgment of the kings, and faithfully observe the same. On which, the said kings and the whole army adjudged to the said king Guido, for his life, the kingdom of Jerusalem ; on the understanding that if he should take a wife and have sons or daughters, they should have no right to claim succession to the kingdom as of hereditary right. But if the marquis Conrad and his wife, the sister of queen Sibylla, should happen to survive him, they should succeed him in the kingdom, and their heirs should in succession wield the sceptre and possess the same by hereditary right. And, in the meantime, all the revenues of the kingdom were to be halved between them, the royal dignity excepted, which was to belong to Guido alone, so long as he should live. Conrad, also, was to have Tyre, Sidon, and Baruth, and to hold the same by hereditary right ; while he and his heirs were always to perform the due and customary services for the same to the king of Jerusalem. Geoffrey of Lusignan, also, the king's brother, was to have the earldom of Joppa and Csesarea, and to hold the same by hereditary right ; and he and his heirs were always to perform the due and customary services for the same to the king of Jerusalem. On the twenty-ninth day of the month of July, Philip, king of France, gave to Conrad, marquis of Montferrat, the moiety of the city of Acre that belonged to himself. On the same


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