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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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!30 ROGER OF WENDOVER. [Λ.Ι . 1193. man to lie murdered anil robbed. Λ\"· again sent another messenger, namcil Kdristis, to him, ami this one he wished to throw into the sea; hut our friends hastened his departure from Tyre, and he returned at once and told us these tilings. From that hour we desired the death of the martinis, and accordingly sent two of our brothers to Tyre, and they there openly, and almost in the face of all the inhabitants, slew him. This was the cause of the marquis's death, and we indeed speak truly in saying that our lord king Richard had no hand in the death of that noble, on whose account he has snlfered injury unjustly and without cause. Also be assured that we do not kill any man in this way for the sake of reward or for money, but only when he hast first indicted an injury on us. And know that we have written this letter in our house, at our fort of Messine, in tin' presence of our brethren, and sealed it with our seal, in the middle of September, in the year one thousand live hundred from the time of Alexander. //ore //ugh bishop of Chester teas robbed of all his goods. About this time, Hugh bishop of Chester was hastening with large presents, which he had procured with the greatest trouble, to see the king ; but as he was stopping a night near Canterbury to rest, be was seized and robbed of all he had with him. Matthew de. Clera, castellan of Dover, showed favour to the robbers, for which he was excommunicated by the archbishop, but it is not known whether be atoned for it. Of lite death of Sulidin, and succession of Saphadin. About this same time Saladin, the public enemy of truth and the cross, was struck by the visitation of (!od at a feast at Nazareth, and expired suddenly, whereupon bis brother Saph.'tdiu usurped the sovereignty there. lint there were with him the seven sons of Salatini, against whom the sons of Nouredin, who had been expelled from his lather's kingdom by Saladin, marched with a host of Persians. O f these two brothers, namely, Saladin and Saphadin, and their nlf.-pring, and the succession of their sons, little need be said for the elucidation of this history, except that they were pre-eminent in every science of paganism. Saludiu, at his death, which has been mentioned, left nine sons heirs to his kingdom, but


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