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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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A.D. nio.j SUBJUGATION OF TR1POLI5. 403 of pilgrims by assisting them in every possible manner. Thus Boamund marched down into Apulia, whither he was called by private business. The following summer he collected a large body of troops to return to Antioch, but was taken ill and died, leaving a son, also named Boamund, borne to him by Constance, daughter of Philip, king of France. At the same time also, the illustrious king Philip died, and was succeeded by his son Louis, who was twenty-eight years old. About the same time, Baldwin, count of Edessa, and Joceline his brother, were released from Turkish captivity, hostages having been given to redeem them ; but after a few days the hostages slew their guards and returned to their friends. The same year, Bertram count of Toulouse, son of count Raimund, arrived at the city of Tripolis with a Genoese fleet, and took Byblus, a maritime city of Phoenicia, after a siege. By his help and that of the Genoese fleet, Baldwin soon sub jugated the whole province of Tripolis, and bestowed it on count Bertram. How king Henry banished some of his enemies. A.D . 1110. King Henry disinherited Philip de Brause, William Malet, William Binard, and others who were traitors to him, and put to death count Helias, who held of him the county of Maine. Geoffrey count of Anjou, hearing of this, received the daughter of the said Helias, together with the county, and held it against king Henry. The same year, Richard, abbat of St. Alban's, amid great rejoicings of the clergy and people, translated the precious relics of the blessed king and martyr, Oswin, to the new church of St. Mary, at Tynemouth, from the old chapel of the same holy mother of God, where his sacred body had first been found, and placed in a shrine. This translation was made on the day of the saint's passion, namely the 23rd of August.* The same year, also, Saint Godric began the life of a hermit at Finchale, and continued it in a praiseworthy manner for forty years, until, released from the flesh, he entered the palace of heaven, there to enjoy eternal happiness with the saints above. This year, also, a comet appeared in an unwonted manner, for, though it arose from the east, and * Matthew Paris adds : " The same year king Henry married his daughter Matilda to the emperor of Germany."


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