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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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70 ROGER OF WENDOVEli. [A.D . 1180. plans of the wicked ; for after enduring for three days the attacks of the infidels, who harassed them on all sides, when they had begun to fail from being weakened by the enemy's attacks, they beheld a fleet with twelve thousand Danes and Frisians under full sail entering the harbour, which by God's assistance they had reached after a prosperous voyage. Saladin, being alarmed at this sight and other like events, retired in confusion to the lower parts of his country. Of the great hindrance to the came of the Ilolg Land. At this time there was a great drawback to the cause of the Holy Land in the differences which had lately, even since their taking the sign of the cross, arisen between the king ol the French and Richard count of Poictou on the one part, and Henry king of the English on the other; so great indeed was their quarrel, that they took castles from one another, and committed many excesses by slaughter and rapine; at length for the sake of peace they came to a conference in Normand)', but the devil sowed tares amongst the wheat, so that they separated still at enmity. How John, cardinal of Anagnia, endeavoured to make peace lettceen the kings Philip and Henry. Λ.Ι). 1189. King Henry, whilst staying in the eotintn beyond sea, was grievously harassed by the annoyances which Philip king of the French, and Richard his son count of Poictou, caused him ; at Christmas he was at Sauinur in Anjou, keeping that festival there, although several of his counts and barons had left him and gone over to the side of Richard his son. After the feast of St. Hilary, the treaties which had existed between the two kings, were broken off. and the French king Philip, and count Richard, entered tie territories of the king of England and ravaged them ; the Bretons, too, left him and went over to count Richard ; but pope Clement,· wondering that peace hail not as yet been made between the kings, sent .John cardinal of Anagnin. with full power to settle the disputes between them. This prelate endeavoured to bring them to terms of amity at one time by reproaches, at another by mild arguments, till at length the kings gave security, and swore to abide by the arbitration of the archbishops of Bourges, Rouen, and Can


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