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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.2


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
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A.D. 1183.] WEARING OF THE CROSS. How at the preaching of the crusade many took the cross. A.D . 1188. Frederic the Homan emperor took tlie cross on the preaching of Henry bishop of Alba, a legate of the apostolic see, who had been sent by pope Clement, and at tinsame time Philip king of the French and Henry king of the English came to a conference in Normandy, bctwen Trie and Gisors, for the purpose of rendering assistance to the lloly Land, where, after long deliberations, they in the presence of Philip count of Flanders mutually agreed to take the sign of the cross, and to hasten their journey in company to .Jerusalem. Thereupon the king of the English first took the sign of the cross at the hands of the archbishop of Hhcims and William of Tyre, the latter of whom had been entrusted by our lord the pope with the office of legate in the affairs of the crusade in the western part of Europe. After this the king of the French and Philip count of Flanders also took the cross; and the example thus shown was so powerful, that throughout the kingdoms and dominions of the two above named kings, the cross was eagerly assumed by archbishops, bishops, dukes, marquises, counts, barons, and soldiers, as well as by the middle and lower classes of the people promiscuously. It was agreed between the princes that the French should all wear red, the English white, and tin1 followers of the count of Flanders green, crosses. Concerning their dominions, fortresses, and all their possessions, it was agreed that, until their pilgrimage was accomplished, and each of them had passed forty days in his own country, all things should remain as they were before their taking the cross. How tiie affection of Richard count of I'oieton was estranged from his father. About this time, Geoffrey of Liziniae by treachery slew a certain friend of Richard count of Poictou ; and to punish such a crime the court was provoked to resort to arms, but remembering the sign of the cross which be wore, he spared those followers of Geoffrey who were willing t o take the sign, others he slew, anil subdued several fortresses. G coti rev, relying on the money and assistance, as was said, of the king of England, made resistance against count Richard, but with little success, and thi s circumstance

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