Tales of the Kings of England; Stories of Camps and Battle-Fields, Wars and Victories from the Old Historians

Tales of the Kings of England; Stories of Camps and Battle-Fields, Wars and Victories from the Old Historians

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: .../espcct shown for his more munificent and valiant rival. Many of the pilgrims placed themselves under the English monarch, whom they seemed to recognise as the master of the Holy Land: every day he led them with his army to the assault, and performed such prodigies of valour that he acquired a great and splendid reputation. Sir Walter Scott tells the following tale of Richard's quarrel with the duke of Austria: --"THE LION OF ENGLAND. "The standard of England was placed upon a mount in the centre of the camp of the crusaders, vhere it floated proudly and alone. Among those nobles who had assumed the cross was Conrad, 122 LEOPOLD OF AUSTRIA. marquis of Montserrat, who, jealous of the fame acquired by Richard, king of England, wished to create enemies against him. For that purpose he one day taunted Leopold, duke of Austria, for allowing the flag of England to wave alone in the Crusaders' camp. 'Mean you seriously, my lord?' said the Austrian. 'Think you that Richard of England asserts any pre-eminence over the free sovereigns who are his allies in this crusade!' 'I know not but from circumstances, ' replied Conrad: ' yonder hangs his banner alone in the midst of our camp, as if he were king and generalissimo of our whole Christian army; but it cannot concern the poor marquis of Moutserrat to contend against an injury patiently submitted to by such potent princes as Philip of France and Leopold of Austria. What dishonour you submit to cannot be a disgrace to me.' "' I submit!' said Leopold, indignantly; 'I, the archduke of Austria, submit myself to this king of half an island! No, by heaven! The camp and all Christendom shall sec that I know how to right myself, and whether I yield ground one inch to the English ban-dog. Up, my lieges, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236627253
  • 9781236627254