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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

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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
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estranged the count's mind from his father. After Geoffrey was subdued, the count having received injury at the hands of the count of Toulouse, invaded that noble's territory, and in a short time reduced seventeen of his castles. The French king, being offended at count Richard's having attacked the count of Toulouse's territories without his knowledge, secretly attacked the castle of Ralph, and compelled all whom he found there to make their fealty to him. This seemed to be a most dishonourable act on the part of so great a prince, especially as the king of England, when about to cross ovetto England, had entrusted the care of all his territory to the king of the French. Afterwards, the French king, partly by threats, and partly by promises, brought over to himself the friendship of some of the holders of castles which were in subjection to the king of England. Thus, at the prompting of the devil, disagreements arose between the two kings, who even after their taking the cross inflicted mutual injuries on each other, and at length the king of England invaded the French kingdom, and burned the whole country from Verncuil to Meudan. In this year, Richard bishop of Winchester died on the twenty-second of December, and was buried at Wiuchestcr. Letter of Frederic the Roman emperor to Saladin. In the same year, Frederic emperor of the Romans, wrote to Saladin concerning the Holy Land, to the following purport :—* [ ll'e,~\ Frederic, by the grace of God, emperor of the Homans. ever august, the magnificent triump/ier over the enemies of the empire, [and the fortunate governor of the ichole monarchy,J to the illustrious Saladin,governor of tlie Saracens. May lie take warning from Pharaoh, and touch not Jerusalem ! [The letters which your devotion scut to us a long time ago, on weighty and important matters, and which would have bcnelited you if reliance could have been placed on your words, we received, as became the magnificence of our majesty, and deemed it meet to communicate by letter with your greatness.] Rut now that you have profaned the Holy • This letters occurs more complete in Vinsauf than in Wcmlovcr. The passages in brackets have been introduced from Vincsauf.


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