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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1

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ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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could not be very accurately ascertained. In the meantime, the princes of the west before mentioned, arrived at Jerusalem, and the king going out to meet them, conducted them with much joy into the holy city. How king Henry depopulated the territories of his brother Robert. A.D. 1104. A discord now arose, from certain causes, between king Henry and Robert duke of Normandy, and the king sent into his brother's dominions an armed force, which, co-operating with some treacherous subjects of the duke, committed many ravages throughout that country: William count of Mortaine, who had been recently banished by the king from England for treason, showed himself a brave man, and took up arms against the king's troops ; and duke Robert, fearing his brother's power, fortified his castles and all the weaker points of his dominions to the utmost ot his power. The same year there appeared in the south four white circles round the sun. How archbishop Anselm was forbidden to return to England. At this time archbishop Anselm had reached Lyons on his return from Rome, and William de Warewast, the king of England's proctor, whom we have mentioned above, forbade him on the part of the king to return again to England, unless he. would promise faithfully to observe all the customary privileges of his father and his brother. Anselm marvelled to hear this, knowing that he had left England on far other conditions. Arriving therefore at Lyons, he remained with Hugh archbishop of that city, giving his earnest attention to piety and religion. King Henry, then seeing that both the pope and the archbishop were inflexible, took the archbishopric into his own hands, and confiscated all Anselm's goods. Of a Turk who courteously aided the escape of king Baldwin. About this time, the Arabians and Egyptians, entering the Christian borders near Lydda, Saurona, and Ramula, to the number of twenty thousand, turned their attention to plunder and ravage. King Baldwin, hearing of this, acted with unusual indiscretion, for, neglecting to summon the garrisons from the neighbouring cities, and trusting to his own valour,


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