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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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Λ.Ι). ll'JO.] BUILDING OF Λ CIIAI'KI, AT Λι.ΊίΚ. Of the furai/ of the Christian army at the sictjc of Aere. The army of the Christians ut this time before Acre was disposed as follows : — In front of mount Musardus, near the sea, were the Genoese; after them came the hospitallers and the marquis of Montl'errat ; next in succession were Henry count of Champagne, Guy of Duinpere, and the count of Brenne ; next came the counts of Bar and Chalons, and after them, Robert of Dreux and the bishop of Beauvais ; then followed the bishop of Besançon, and near him towards the plain were count Theobald, the. count of Clareinont, Hugh de Gournay, Otho de Tresou, Florcutius de llaugi, and Walkeline de Ferrarsi then came the Florentines, next the bishop of Cambray, near whom was the bishop of Salisbury, with all the English force ; then tame the steward of Flanders, with John de Necle, Odo de Ilain, and the Flemings ; after them were the lord of Hissoldonc and the viscount of Tours, and near them the king of Jerusalem, and Hugh of Tabaria, with their kinsmen ; next were the templars and James d'Avenncs, besides whom, were the Landegravo and the count of Geldros, with the Germans, Dacians, Teutons, and Frieslanders, between whom the duke of Suabia had pitched his camp in the neighbourhood of a mosque ; following them, near a tower, were stationed the patriarch and bishop of Acre, the bishop of Bethlehem, the viscount of Chatel-llcrault, with Reginald de Flèche, and Humphry of Tours, and the moneychangers under Turou ; in the extremity, near the port, was the archbishop of Risa, with the Pisana ; lastly came the Lombards. A chapel is built at Acre in honour of the blessed martyr Thomas. About this time, a certain English chaplain, named William, a familiar of Ralph de Diceto, dean of London, when on his voyage to Jerusalem, made a vow, that on his safe arrival at the port of Acre, be would, at his own expence, build a chapel in honour of the blessed martyr Thomas, and would cause a cemeterv to be consecrated te that saint, which vow he fulfilled. Many from all directions Hocked together to the service of this chapel, and William, by the decision of all the Christians, took the name of prior, and to show his devotion us a soldier of Christ, made it his business to attend to the poor, and especially to the burial of the boclies of those who perished from disease, us well as those slain in battle.


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