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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... 24 CHAPTER III. KING
WILLIAM THE LION. How the young King Henry went away to the King of
France, and how tlte Breton barons rebelled against their King. THE
King of England called his barons together, and caused his son to
be crowned king, and made the King of Albany and all his barons do
homage to him, saying, --' God curse all who would part you, or
break the love between you. Stand by my son, and aid him against
all the world, saving my seigniory.' But between him and his son
there grew up a deadly hatred, which cost many a gentle knight his
life, for when he could not have his will, because of his father,
he went away secretly, and passed over the Loire, and would tarry
neither for meat and drink till he came to St. Denis, and recounted
all to the King of France. Then there was held a great assembly,
and Philip of Flanders and Matthew of Boulogne were summoned; and
the Count of Flanders encouraged the King to go to war with the
King of England. And Count Thibault rose from his seat and said,
'Gentle King of St. Denis, I am your liegeman by faith and homage,
and am ready to serve you for forty days; and I will do to King
Henry such damage as shall not be restored all his life, nor shall
he rest until he have given back his heritage to the young King,
his son.' And the King and his barons agreed, and they sent
messengers to defy King Henry; and the host of France was summoned
in the month of April, at Easter. King Henry rode against them with
ten thousand Brabancons, and many a gentle knight of Anjou and
Gascony. The host of France that Louis led was great, for the son
took great pains to destroy his father, and trusted to lead him
vanquished and a prisoner to St. Denis; but the King, his father,
vowed that he should see many a banner, ...
|Country of origin:
Emma Louisa Seeley
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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