Matthew Paris's English History (volume 2); From The Year 1235 To 1273 by Matthew ParisMatthew Paris's English History (volume 2); From The Year 1235 To 1273 by Matthew Paris

Matthew Paris's English History (volume 2); From The Year 1235 To 1273

byMatthew Paris

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... their fury, and said to them: " I go from France, not to avenge my own injuries, or those of my I'm,Jut, or mother, but those of my Lord Jesus Christ." This most Christian monarch then proceeded immediately on his journey, and suffered much greater losses at Marseilles; so much so, that the French nobles were much provoked, and, had they not been restrained by the discreet and holy moderation of the king, would, in their anger, have vigorously besieged Marseilles. The king, however, said: " The time for our passage is close at hand; God forbid that Satan should prevail: for he is grieving on that account, and is seeking to interpose some obstacles to impede it." Having with difficulty appeased their disturbed feelings, the king, on the morrow of St. Bartholomew, took with him some picked soldiers, leaving more than a thousand crossbowmen behind him, and a great many more knights and retainers. These returned in great shame and anger, and with difficulty restrained themselves from joining the king of England, and from voluntarily stirring up war against the king of France; but, on weighing future perils in the scale of reason and prudence, they returned peaceably to the pope, and offered to enter his service, to fight for him, at his command, against any one soever. Being, however, circumvented by the pope's arguments, and those of his court, who knew that they had abundance of money, they laid aside the symbols of the cross, resigned their travelling supplies to the pope to obtain remission from their pilgrimage, and, with their pockets emptied, that they might travel more lightly, they returned to their homes with only a very small portion of their property remaining, wherewith to support themselves on their journey. The French king in...
Title:Matthew Paris's English History (volume 2); From The Year 1235 To 1273Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217966187

ISBN - 13:9780217966184