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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 249



ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1191. After taking his departure thence, he immediately entered the gulf of Satalia. It is called a gulf, when water extends inward between two lands, and forms a bay. Satalia is a very fine castle, and from it the gulf takes its name. Upon this gulf are two castles and cities, both of which are called Satalia ; but one of these is deserted, and is called Old Satalia, while the other is called New Satalia, and was founded by Manuel, emperor of Constantinople. Crossing the gulf of Satalia, the king of France passed a mountain, which is called Siredune, at the end of the gulf of Satalia. He then passed a very high mountain, the name of which is called Eesut. He next came to a river, which is called Winke,'9 upon which there is a deserted castle, which is in like manner called Eesut. This river "Winke is also called the Port of the Pisans, because the Pisan pirates often frequent the harbour. When the king of Prance came thither, he found there four galleys belonging to the pirates, which he took ; but the pirates, leaving the galleys, fled to the mountainous parts, and so escaped from his hands. He next came to the city of Mirrhea, of which Saint Nicholas held the bishopric, and which the Greeks call Stamira ; after which he arrived at a good harbour, and one secure from all winds and tempests, the name of which is Karkois ; on both sides of which harbour there were in ancient times fine and populous cities, the names of which were Cake ; there are also vast ruins there of walls to the present day, but no one lives there, through fear of the pirates. They next passed the Isles of Yse, in one of which there is a castle which is called the castle of Euge. Here formerly dwelt a damsel, whose name was Yse, and from whose name these islands were so called. The natives tell the story that a certain knight loved this damsel, but she declined to assent to his wishes so long as she lived. However, on her death, the knight came and lay with her, saying, " What I could not do with her when alive, I have done with her when dead ;" on which Satan immediately entered into her, and said, " Behold, thou hast begotten by me a son, and when he is born I wiB bring him to thee." After nine months, when the time of travaB came, she brought forth a stiB-bom son, and brought him to the knight, and said, " Behold thy s » There can be no doubt that most of these names are in a most corrupt state.


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