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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT. Saladin. Prince of Chivalry

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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT.
Saladin. Prince of Chivalry
page 59



the Armenians. Joscelin escaped, but this meant onlj a reprieve for him. Later on he was captured by one oj Nur ed-din's emirs and handed over to his tendei mercies. The count had been foolish enough to sene the armor of Nur ed-din's squire to the Sultan Masud. Nur ed-din's enemy, and at the same time had promised to follow this with that of the master. Now he paid the penalty. Nur ed-din ordered that he be blinded and thrown into the dungeon at Aleppo. He died there nine years later. As was told earlier, the fall of Edessa caused a sensation throughout Europe, and now the repeated successes of Nur ed-din led to the Second Crusade. St. Bernard of Clairvaux, one of the most saintly and eloquent preachers of the time, was the inspiration, and not only aroused the multitude to a pitch of frenzy but induced two monarchs to leave their thrones to lead the new crusaders, Conrad III of Germany and Louis VII of France. The latter's wife, Queen Eleanor, took the cross, also, to become the subject of both romance and scandal later. Begun in an ecstasy of exaltation, this crusade flattened out into dire failure. The cry was for St. Bernard to take command, but this he refused. Even before the start he was having trouble in bringing zeal within moderation. In Germany a nun led the massacre of the Jews. Conrad's army, the first to be on the way, was without discipline. The countries through which it passed were aroused against it by the depredations of uncontrolled soldiers. A flood from the


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