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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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many pilgrims, lately arrivée], flocked to loin together with the people of the country, and formed a large army ; these wished to enter Tyre, but the marquis refused to admit them, although the city had been entrusted to him on condition that it should, on the request of the king and the heirs to the kingdom, be restored to them ; however, on the death of the marquis a few days afterwards, this trouble ceased. At the same time, also, died Raymund count of Tripoli, to whom was imputed the whole of the disaster at the land of promise, for which, as is said, he did not receive the last rites of Christianity at the hour of death. After these occurrences the king, with his army, consisting of the barons of the kingdom, who still adhered to bini, in conjunction with the templars and hospitallers, the Venetians who had lately arrived, and pilgrims from Genoa, took his route towards the city of Ptolemais, otherwise called Acre; the whole force of his armed troops exceeding nine thousand men. The king of Jerusalem on arriving near the city, ordered all his followers to ascend a mountain in the neighbourhood, which from its rotundity and tower-like form at the top, was commonly called Turon ; this mountain rises loftily on the east side of the city, and extending in a circuit spreads itself over the plain. On the third day after their arrival, the Christians laid siege to the city, which never afterwards was relaxed until the time when it was taken by Philip king of France, and Richard king of England. The common soldiers were inspired with such zeal that they did not wait for the kings, but flocked together from all parts to serve in the Lord's army. How Suladin retired from Acre in confusion. The king of Jerusalem, surrounded by bis vast multitude of pilgrims, ordered all his troops to descend from Turon, and with them pitched his camp before the city. After a few days, however, Saladin came against them, and with a strong force made a fierce attack on the Christians, as if he thought to conquer them in one onset ; but the army of the faithful being in one close mass, as if lighting for their souls, bravely opposed them, and Saladin, in giving orders to surround them, judged it impossible tor a single one of them to escape: but it was otherwise decreed by Him, who puts to confusion the

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