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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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102 KOviKR OK WKNIIOVF.R. [Λ .i). 1101. de Fulclier, count Robert of Forche, Theobald of Blois, count Stephen, his brother, the count and sou of the emperor Frederick, the earl of Ferrar», earl Robert of Leicester ; Ralph de Glanville, Ralph llauterive, the archdeacon of Colchester, and innumerable others besides. The French and English kings, in the meantime, Were waiting in Sicily the arrival of spring to avoid the dangers of a voyage by winter. In this year too, pope Clement, after filling the apostolic chair for fourteen months, died, and was succeeded by Celestine, formerly called Hyacinthtis. How I'hilip king of tlie French, and Richard king of Ihe English, embarked at Alessina. On the 29th of March in this year, the French king embarked at Messina and made sail direct for Jerusalem. On the 10th of April he was followed by king Richard in great pomp with a fleet consisting of thirteen busses with three masts besides a hundred transports and fifty triple banked galleys; after a passage of twenty days they neared the island of Rhodes, and ten days after they put into Cyprus. But Cursac, the ruler of the island, who had assumed the title of emperor, came with a strong armed force to prevent the king's entering the harbour, and made prisoners several of his followers who were shipwrecked, robbed them, and cast them into prison to die of hunger. The English king, burning with rage, attacked this enemy and soon defeating him, took and detained him prisoner, and reduced to submission his only daughter and the whole of th e island with all the fortified places. Cursae made an agreement with the king that he was not to be kept in jron chains, and the king to keep bis word caused him to be bound in chains of silver, and ordered him to be placed in a castle near Tripoli, called Margeth ; but his daughter with the two queens he kept honourably guarded in his own house. King Richard had, for the sake of refreshing himself and his followers after their tedious voyage, and of procuring an increase of fresh provisions, determined to stop at this island, without doing damage to any otic, but the above named Cursac forbade him to attempt entering his territories ; more than this he had forbidden any of his subjects to sell provisions to the English king's army, or to expose articles to

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