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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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A.I). 122:).] LETT Κ Κ ΟΙ" TU!: ROMAN EMl'EKOli. ó"23 whore III" feet of Christ trod, and where the true worshippers adore the father in spirit and in truth, lint that we may intorni you of the particulars of this surrender each as they happ tied, he it known to you that not only is the body of the aforesaid city restored to us, lint also the whole of the country extending from thence to the sea-coast near the castle of .loppa, so that for the future pilgrims will have free passage and a safe return to and from the sepulchre ; provided, however, that the Saracens of that part of the country, since they hold the temple in great veneration, may come there as often as they choose in the character of jilgrims, to worship according to their custom, and that we shall îcnccforth permit them to come, however only as many as we may choose to allow, and without arms, nor are they to dwell in the city, but outside, and as soon as they have paid their devotions they are to depart. Moreover the city of Bethlehem is -estored to us, and all the country between Jerusalem aud that city ; as also the city of Nazareth, and all the country between Acre and that city; the whole of the district of Turon, which is very extensive, and very advantageous to the Christians ; the city of Sidon too is given up to us with the whole plain and its appurtenances, which will be the more acceptable to the Christians the more advantageous it has till now appeared to be to the Saracens, especially as there is a good harbour there, and from there great quantities of arms and necessaries might be carried to the city of Damascus, and often from Damascus to Babylon. And although according to our treaty we are allowed to rebuild the eity of Jerusalem in as good a state as it has ever been, and also the castles of Joppa. Cesarea, Sidon, and that of St. .Mary of the Teutonic order, which the brothers of that order have begun to build in the mountainous district of Acre, and which it lias never been allowed the Christians to do during any former truce, nevertheless the sultan is not allowed, till the end of the truce between him and ns, which is agreed on for ten years, to repair or rebuild any fortresses or castles. And so on Sunday the IMh day of February last past, which is the day on which Christ the Son of God rose from the dead, aud which, in memory of his resurrection, is solemnly cherished and kept holy by all Christians in general throughout the world, this treaty of peace was confirmed by oath between us. Truly then on us and on all does that day seem to have shone favourably, in which the angels sing in praise of God, - Glory to God on high, and on earth peace, and good-will towards men." And in acknowledgment of such great kindness and ol such an honour, which, beyond our deserts and contrary to the opinion of many, God has mercifully conferred on us, to the la.-ting renown of his compassion, and that in his holy place we might personally offer to him the burnt ottering of our lips, be it known to you that on the I/O) day of the mouth of March of this second iudiction.

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