Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

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 

  Previousall pages


Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
page 118

Α .π. 1192.] PKOrnF.CT OF Α ΙΓΕΠΜ1Τ. 117 nil that harl passed between Saladin and the duke. At daylight, the. king, after removing the messengers out of sight, ordered the fluke, as well as the patriarch and prior of Bethlehem to lie sent for; and when they were together in a private place, he immediately made oath in their presence upon the sacred relics, that he stood prepared, as had Ix-en agreed between them, and confirmed by oath, to march with his army to the attack of Jerusalem and the city of Baruch, without possession of which the king of Jerusalem could not lie- crowned. After he had sworn thus, the king called on the duke to take an oath to the same effect ; this the duke refused to do, at which the king was greatly enraged, and at once called him a traitor, and reproached him with receiving various presents from Saladin, and concerning the secret messengers and communications which had passed between them. The duke denied, and endeavoured to defend himself against these accusation-', but the king ordered the messengers whom the spy had made prisoners, to be brought before them : after th'-y hal been brought in, and had revealed all the secret proceedings, the king ordered his servants to shoot them in sight of the whole army, although both armies were ignorant of the reason for such cruelty, and did not know what those men had done, or whence they had come. As for the duke, he was so overcome with shame and race at being proved a traitor, that, as soon as he could, he left with the French army, and set out for Acre; but the king learning his intention, sent word to the commanders of that city not to allow a man of them to enter it, so they pitched their camp outside the place. Of a certain hermit, who prophes'cd that Jerusalem would nut he .« thdued. On the ni^ht after the duke's departure in the manner described, there came to the king a devotee, who brought him a message from a holy hermit, to the effect that he should hasten to see him. The king rose, although it was night, and taking five hundred attendants with him. went to the man of (tod. This holy man had lived for a long time on the mountain at St. Samuel's, and was endowed with the spirit of prophecy ; from the day of the capture of our Lord's ero-s and the taking of the holy [dace, he had eaten nothing but herbs and roots, and wore no other covering than

  Previous First Next  

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.