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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT. Saladin. Prince of Chivalry


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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Saladin. Prince of Chivalry
page 293

the Queen's first husband, and he strengthened his claim by inducing Sibylla's younger sister, Isabella, to divorce Humphrey of Toron and marry him. It was all part of the general ill will between the English and the French, which had been marked from the moment Philip and Richard had set sail for the Holy Land. The two had come near to open rupture many times, and Richard had caught Philip in an effort to induce Tancred of Sicily to attack him, promising his aid if he did so. Then Richard had not only refused to marry Philip's sister, to whom he had been betrothed in childhood, but had insulted her grossly to boot. It was not the impetuous Richard's tact which had prevented a bloody issue. All through the siege of Acre, too, there had been disagreements. Then it was Philip's cousin who had married Isabella to the Marquess, while the English Bishop of Salisbury had opposed her divorce. Finally Philip sailed back to France, disregarding Richard's protests, but the French who remained had inherited the quarrel of their master. A truce between Conrad and Richard provided that Guy should retain the kingship, but was to divide the royal revenues with the Marquess, who was to be lord of Tyre, Sidon and Beirut, while the crown was to go to the children of the new marriage after Guy's death. Evidently the Marquess was still dissatisfied, for he now suggested peace to the Moslems, he to receive the cities of Beirut and Sidon, whereupon he would attack Acre and return it to the Sultan. The latter

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