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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 302

made no effort to disguise that fact. They could be seen riding out to a hill overlooking Richard's camp and surveying the latter, as though considering the forces at his disposal and consulting on plans to overcome them. Probably the crafty Knight believed this might affect Richard's obduracy in opposing the Marquess, while el-Adel felt equally convinced it would influence the King to acquiesce in the Sultan's conditions for peace. The jockeying for advantage continued until the bad weather set in and the Sultan brought his forces to Jerusalem. The suggested substitution of the King's niece for his sister was definitely negatived by both the Sultan and his brother, but otherwise Richard's terms were declared acceptable. El-Adel, who was left behind to gather fresh contingents for the re-opening of the campaign in the spring, was charged with the continuation of the discussions with Richard, but manifestly nothing could be effectuated until the embassy to the Pope should return with his decision. In the meantime the Sultan dismissed the troops not under his direct control and spent the winter in the Holy City. The following spring the bargaining became more involved than ever. There appeared to be a possibility that Richard and the Marquess might get together, after all, and the Sultan was greatly disturbed by an attitude of rebellion on the part of the son and heir of Taki ed-din. News of this came to Richard, who believed he saw the possibility of war among the Mos

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