The Third Crusade; Richard I., Coeur de Lion, King of England; With the Affairs of Henry II. and Thomas Becket

The Third Crusade; Richard I., Coeur de Lion, King of England; With the Affairs of Henry II. and Thomas Becket

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...his father, which would have been a sufficient reason, but for so doing after they had both vowed to go upon crusade, (" post crucem susceptan1,") he asked for the grace of absolution, which those Prelates instantly bestowed.I Hoveden. "----et sic ipse inter velatas velabatur." 1 Brompton. It Diceto. From Seez, rejoicing in absolution, he travelled to Rouen. There, on the 20th day of July, 1189, from the altar of St. Mary of Rouen, by the hand of Walter, Archbishop of that see, he received the ducal sword in presence of the Bishops, Earls, and Barons of the duchy; and being thus established as Duke of Normandy, the representatives of clergy and laity there present paid him solemn homage. Then he performed some acts of power. His niece Matilda, daughter of the Duke of Saxony, he gave in marriage to a son of the Count of La Perche. To John his brother, hitherto called " Lackland," inasmuch as he did lack territory, he gave all the lands which his father had promised him, to the value of four thousand pounds annual revenue in England, and the county of Moretoil and its appurtenances. To complete his fortune, he also bestowed on him for wife a daughter of the Earl of Gloucester. Two other noble pairs he matched. To Geoffrey, his illegitimate brother, notwithstanding the canonical irregularity contracted in his birth, he gave, by way of spouse and dowry, the archbishopric of York, and took strong measures to overcome any opposition which the clergy might raise against the consecration of their intruded chief. These matters being quickly dispatched, the third day after his investiture with the insignia of the duchy finds him in conference with the King of France at a place between Chaumont and Trie, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856090
  • 9781236856098