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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 221

ANNALS OB BOGEB BE HOVEBEN. A.D. 1191. Still, tlie king of England and the duke of Burgundy preserved some of the pagans for their ransom, whose names were as foBow : Mestoc, Karakois, Hessedin, the son of CauBn, Hessedin Jordio, Passelari, Kamardoli, and Kaedin. Tho number of the pagans thus slain was five thousand, aB of whom the Christians disemboweBed, and found much gold and sBver in their entrails, whBe they preserved their gaB for medical purposes. On the twenty-first day of the month of August, after the slaughter of the pagans, the king of England delivered into the charge of Bertram de Verdun the city of Acre, and the queen of England, the queen of SicBy, and the daughter of the emperor of Cyprus. On the twenty-second day of the month of August, being the fifth day of the week, the king of England crossed the river of Acre with his army, and, pitching his tents between that river and the sea, on the sea-shore between Acre and Cayphas, remained there four days. After this, he proceeded along the sea-shore towards Joppa, whBe his ships saBed near him on the sea with his provisions and engines of war, in order that if he had any necessity for so doing, he might be enabled to return to his ships. Saladin and his army in the meantime proceeded along the mountain passes, not far from the king's army, that he might impede his passage. In the month of September, on the third day after the exaltation of the Holy Cross, when the king of Engjand and his army had passed the straits of Merle, and the duke of Burgundy with the Templars and Pranks was keeping the rearguard, and the king of England had hoisted his standard in the midst of them, and had deHvered his dragon27 to Peter de PrateBes to carry, against the claim of Robert Trussebut, who had claimed to carry the same according to the right of his predecessors, Saladin made a fierce attack upon the duke of Burgundy and those who were with him. But no Christian was slain on that occasion, with the sole exception of Jacques de Avenues, who, with a few men withstood Saladin and his army ; as the duke of Burgundy took to flight. On this, the king of England, hearing the noise in the rear, wheeled about and manfuBy engaged with the army of Saladin, and gained a victory over him, slaying three thousand of the pagans ; after which he remained there three days. The king then wrote to his deputies and friends to the foBowing effect :— The royal standard.

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