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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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! 16 ROOEi: OF WEN-DOVER. [A.D. U02. siege to Jerusalem, whilst they hail such a plentiful supply of everything, namely, of provisions anil beasts of burden, and reminded them of the great benefits conferred on them in their pilgrimage by the divine clemency. Moreover, the king was encouraged to this in no slight degree by a religious woman, a Syrian by country, who dwelt in the city of Jerusalem. This woman bad communicated to him all the secrets of the city, how frightened and spiritless the Saracens were become on account of his arrival; she also told hirn that all the gates of the city were locked except St. Stephen's gate, at the north side of the city, near which she advised him to station his army, and also scut him a key by means of which he could unlock the gates. After, how • ver, it had been determined by all to lay siege to Jerusalem, the duke of Iiurgundy, taking counsel with the templars and the French chiefs, was induced to revoke his determination; they asserted that the duke with all the French, would incur their lord the French king's severest displeasure, if, by their aid, king Richard should triumph over so great and renowned a city, and none of the credit of the victory were ascribed to the duke himself, or to the French, although it was by them that such a great city was taken. J/'iW tl*c duke of Iturowtdy irai * τ bed bo S-itudint and departed fro-u the Holy /. * • In the meantime, messengers were sent by the duke to Salad in, but for what end jia-t and future events will show. One night, whilst the English king was staying at the before named camp, and the duke with bis followers was at Bcthonople, a spy of king Richard's, by name Juiuaus, heard the noise of camels and men in motion coining down the mountain: he stealthily followed them, and found that they were people sent by Saladin to the duke', camp, with five camelladen with gold, silver, and merchandize, and with silk stnlrs, and many other presents. The spy hurried back to his master, and told him all these circumstances, and then taking some of the king's attendants, wt out cautiou-Iv on the road by which the messengers would return, to lie in wait for thern ; and as they were on their way back he took them prisoners, and brought them into the presence of the king : one tf them, after being put to torture, unwillingly revealed

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