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fing to the King (12 J In hisPaffion with Geoffrey, he Ge:v;s -
was going to order him into cuftody ( 1 3.) However, upon
Geoffrey's protefting, he did not intend to infift upon his
Election, he pardoned him, on condition he would never
apply to the Pope for his Confirmation. Moreover, he
enjoined him, on pain of his Difpleafure, to remain in






(1) They were not then made Prifoners. Ifaac having encamped about five Miles from Limijfo, Richard came upon him unawares, whilft his Men were
afteepi but Ifaac clcaped naked, leaving all his Riches behind him, particularly his fine Standard, which Richard pretented to the Abbty or" St. Edmands-
bury. The next Day IJaac came and made Peace with Richard, the Terms of which fee in Brcmpton, p. 1199, &e. But the Soldiers that had been let to
watch him, falling alleep, he eicaped, and hid himfelf in an Abbey. Afterwards, his Daughter being taken Prifoner, and finding himielf delerted by aLl, he
iurrendered, &e. Brompt. p. 1199, 1200.

(2} An old Pott has told us with what Weapcn Kong Richard fubdued Cyprus.



This King Richard I underftond,
Ere he went of England,
Let make an Axe for the Nones
Therewith to cleave the Saracens bones.



The Head in footh was wrought full weele ;

Thereon were twenty pound of Steele.

And wbx-n he came in Cyprus Lend,

This ilkon Axe he took'in hond. Matt. Pride. M. A-









(3) May 12. Brompt. p. 1199. Hoved. p. 691. She was crowned at the fame time. Ihvcd. ibid.

(4) In 1 1S9, he took, for the King's Ufe, out of every Town in England, two Saddle and two Cart-Hcrfes ; out of every Abbey, one ot each fort ; and
Out of every oneof the King's Mantrs, cne likewile of each. Brompt. p. 1171. Hived, p. 665. M. Paris, p. 157.

(5I Upon theBiihop of Durham's Return to England, he carried him to ScutLivcll, and there kept him Prifoner, till he furrendered Windfir Caftk.
Hoved, p. 665.

(6) He hadufually fifteen hundred in his Retinue. And had befides Guards in his Houfe. Ercmpl. p. 1193. He was originally but a Farmer's Son.

(7) The Laity found him more than a King, and the Clergy than a Pope, fays Brcmpton, p. 1193-

(8) TheCaftleof Wind/or, Nwcajlle upon Tine, the Earldom of Northumberland, and the Manor of Saberg, &c. Brompt p. 1171.

(9) Their Names were Hugh Bardolj, William Earl of Albemarle, William Earl Marjhal, Geoffrey Fitx.-l\ters, William Brewer, Robert de Wirefeld, and
Robert Fttz-Rcinfield. Brompt. p. 1162, 1170. Diceto, p. 659. Hoved. p. 659, 663. Prince John, and other great Men, writ to the King at Meffir.a,
who fent from thence the Archbifliop of Roan, and William Marefchal Earl of Pembroke, withOiders that Longchamp Ihould be guided by them, and the
•ther Counfellors here mentioned. Hoved. p. 687.

(10) Among other lnflances tf his Inlblcnce, Gerard de Camrille having bought of King Richard the Goverment of the Caftle of Lincoln, and of the
Country adjoining, Longchamp ordered him to refign it to him: Which Camvillc refuting to do, Longchamp went about to compel him thereto by Force, and
befieged the Cafilc. Whereupon Prince John fent him Orders to defift, and, fcon after, the Chancellor made his Peace with him. But upon the Arrival of
foreign Troops, fent for by Longchamp, he relblved either to die in Battle, or to drive Prince 'John out of the Kingdom. At raft they were reconciled.
Brompt. p. 1223, 1224. Hoved. p. 700.

(11) He was elected by order of King Richard. Brompt. p. 1156.

(12) The Reafon of the King's Anger was, that he having filled the Deanry, Treafureihip, and fome other Dignities in the Church of York, Geffrey
fwore that thole Promotions Ihould not Hand good without his Confent and Approbation; upon which a great Quarrel arofe between the King and him-
Hoved. p. 659. Befides, Geoffrey refuled to be conk-crated by Baldvjin Archbifhop of Canterbury, and make to him Profefi'ion of Canonical Obedience.



Brompt. p. 1 16 1. Gervas, p. 1570,



&c. Diceto,



p. 653.



(13) Geoffrey feeing his Brother's Affection could not becbtained without Money, promifed him three thcufand Pcunds, and then he was put in PoflVlTiot
of the Tempi rjlitits of the Archbiihoprick. The King alfo confirmed to him all the Lay- Fees granted him by his Father, viz. f/'iavlb in Engla-J, the
Zarldum of JEarl Gffard in Normandy, and the Honour of Bangs in yi'joa, Bicmpt. p. 1 169. Hoved. p. 66$,



t\.rmaniy i



Book VII.



6. RICHARDI.



249



1 1 9 1 .

H.ni.
Brompt,



Diceto.
Hovcd.
M. I'm!*,



He •' cited,

accujed, and
condemned'
Brompt.
Hovcd.
M. Paris.



Die to.



Hovcd.
p. 6S 7 .

Eivn.pl.

Ik is on ted

tj -ail ill
f-jl' i

Brompt.



and im-
pj ijoned.



He rfafes,
and it taken

(gain ;
Brumpt.



Normandy till the Expedition to t lie Holy Land was over(t ).
Alter the King was gone, Geffrey, contrary to his Pro-
mife, demanded and obtained the Pope's Bull, to confirm
his Election ; and without vouchsafing to give the Regent
notice, defigned ta repair into England and take polfef-
fion of his Dignity. Longchamp being advifed of what
palled, fent Orders to Dover to apprehend him. Ac-
cordingly, upon his Arrival (2), the Bifhop had hut juft
time to get into a Church (3), where he thought himfelf
fafe from all Infults. But this Precaution not preventing
the execution of the Regent's Orders, Geoffrey was drawn
from the Altar (4), and imprifoned in Dover CalUe.
Prince 'John took occafion from this Outrage to act
openly againft Longchamp (5). As he found himfelf fup-
ported by all the Lords, he fent him pofitive Word to
releafe the Archbifhop. Longchamp not being difpofed to
receive fuch abfolute Orders from a Prince, who had no
Right to command him, refufed to comply (6). This was
diredtly what John wanted. A few days alter (7), the
Regent was fummoned to appear before an AlTembly of
Lords Spiritual and Temporal, convened at London in
St. Paul's Church. The Combination was fo (hong,
that Longchamp faw himfelf on a fudden forfaken by all
the World, and conftrained to appear before the Allem-
bly (8), which was bent upon his Ruin. He was charged
with exceeding his Commiffion in divers paiticulars,
chiefly with ufurping to himfelf the Authority which
ought to have been fhared between him, the Bifhop of
Durham, and the fix Counfellors. The Archbifhop of
Roan(g), and Earl of Pembroke complained alfo, that hav-
ing received a Patent from the King, dated at Meffina ( 1 o),
whereby they were made joint CommiiTioncrs with Long-
champ in the Government, that Prelate would never con-
ient thevfhould have any concern in the Adminiftration.
Some Hiftorians however affirm, thefe two Lords durft
not fhew their Patent to the Regent (11), for fear he
fhould ferve them as he had done the Bilhop of Dur-
ham. Be this as it will, upon thefe Accufations Longchamp
was turned out of the Regency (12), which was lodged in
the hands of the Archbifhop of Roan, till the King's Plea-
fure fhould be known (1 s). They took from him likewife
the cuftody of the Tower of London and of IVindfor Ca-
ftle ( 1 4), which the fame Archbifhop was inverted with.
Not content with this Severity, his Enemies compelled
him by Threats to lay down his Legate's Crols in the
Church of Canterbury, after which, he was thrown into
Prifon. Some days after he found means to efcape ; but
was feized again on the Sea-fiJe, dilguifed in a Woman's
Habit, with a Bundle of Linnen under his Arm. In
this Garb he was carried to Dover Caftle (15), with a great
Mob at his heels (16). However, Prince John dreading
the Pope's Refentment, if he detained his Legate in Pri-



fon, ordered him to be fet at Liberty (17), with permr-
fion to retire into Normandy (1$). As foon a.-; he luund
himfelf fafe, he writ to the Pope and the King, fetting
forth the ill-Treatmcnt he had met with. This Letter
came very late to the King: But the Pope, who was
much fooner informed of the Affront done his Legate, was
extremely incenfed at this Contempt of the Lcgatine Cha-
racter. Without flaying to hear what Prince John could
alledge to juftify his Conduit, he lent exprefs Orders to
the Bifhops to excommunicate him. "John terrified at
the Pope's Menaces, would have reftored Longchamp, if
the Bifhops themfelvcs, who dreaded to be again under
that imperiou . Prelate, had not oppofed it. Thus the
Pope's Orders lay unexecuted, and Longchamp durft not
return into England (19).

The depofing of the Regent procuring the Prince an
opportunity of having a greater Share in the Govern-
ment than the King his Brother defired, he made ufe of
it to pave his way to the Crown. If he had not then
thoughts of taking advantage of the King's Abfence to
mount the Throne in his Life-time, it is at leaft certain
his Aim was to fecure it, in cafe the King died during his
Expedition (20). He was fenfible, there was another
Prince that had a better Title than himfelf, namely,
Arthur Duke of Bretagne, his Nephew, Son of his elder
Brother Geoffrey. This put him upon taking beforehand
fuch meafures as fhould free him from the Competition of
that Rival. His fole care was to render himfelf popular,
in order to gain the Aftectjon of the Engl'ijh, particularly
the Londoners, whofe Rights and Privileges he caufed to be
confirmed by an Aflembly- General. This won him the
Hearts of the Citizens to fuch a degree, that when they
fwore Fealty to the King, they voluntarily made a folemn
Promife to receive John for their Sovereign, in cafe the
King died without Ilfue. In this manner did the Prince
gain ground by degrees, and endeavoured bv fecret Practi-
ces, to fecure a Party capable of fupporting him againft his
Nephew, and which alio he would have afterwards ufed in
muck blacker Defrgns againft the King his Brother. Mean
time, Richard by his valiant Exploits, which attracted
the Admiration of the whole World, W2s rendering his
Name immortal (21), and infpiring the Saracens with a
dread of th: approaching Downtal of their Empire. But
before I relate that Prince's Actions in Palcjline, it will be
proper briefly to fhew the then State of the Holy Land,
and what had palled there lince the Recovery of it by the
Chriftians.

All the Conquefts made by the Chriftians in the Esft,
were erected into a Kingdom, of which Godfrey of Bouil-
lon was the firft King. This Kingdom conlrfted of Pale-
Jline and part of Syria, taken from the Saracens. Godfrey
reigned about one Year (22). Baldivin his Brother fuc-



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Tie Affain

of the King.
d.m of JerJ-
falcm.

Brompt.



(1) Till after three Years. Brompt* p. 1 17 1. Gervat, p. 1576.

(2) September 14. Gervas, p. 1576.

(3) Beloic he landed he changed h's Cloaths, and the moment he arrived, mounting a fwift Horfe, got to the Monafterv rf St. Martins, in Po-e r t or
rather Canterbury , as jinn. Margan. p. 10, have it j and takirg Sanctuary in the Church, he was diagged from the Altar in his Epi.c >pal Vcftments thr ugh
the dirty Streets, and delivered to Matthew de Qlcre, Conftable of Dover-Cajlle, who had married Longchamp 's Sifter. Hovea. p. ;ol. Brompt. r. 12-4-
Gervas, p. 1576.

(4) Alter he had been four Days there. Gervas, ibid.

(5) Brompton fays, Longchamp had fent his two Brothers to the King of Scott, to concert Meafures with him to place the Crown on Prince Arthur's Head,
in cafe King Richard died in his Expedition. This Prince John had been informed of, p. 1194.

(6) Prince 'John gathered niiierous Forces together, not only out of the Counties belonging to him, but alfo rut of Wo/ex ; and wa6 joined by feveral
Earls and Barons, as alio by the Bilhops of IVinchcfer, Bath, and Cbcftcr or Lich/ield: And then fent Longehump word, Tint if he d.d not let the Arch-
bifhop at Liberty, he would come and relcue him by fcrce. So the Chancellor, fr.ghtencd at the Prince'; Tnreats, relcifed the Archbifhop ; who went
immediately and complained to Prince 'John of the Indignity that had been offered him: For which Longchamp rcfufing to mike Satisfaction, th-: Arch-
bifhop of Roan and fix Biihops denounced the Sentence of Excommunication againft him, and fummoned him to appear before Prince 'J.bn and them at
Reading on a Sunday; but he took no notice of the Summ ms, though he was no farther than IVindfor. Hearing that Prince John was advanc.ng towards
London, he haftened thither, and iliut himfelf in the Tower. Bmr.pt. p. 1215, 1226. Gervas, p. 1577. Diceto, p. 663, 664. Hovcd. p. 701-

(7) OBebcr 3. Brampton, p. 1226.

(S) He did not appear bdore them, but kept himfelf fhut in the Tower of London. Brompt. p. 1226. Prince John, with the Earis and Barns and
the Citizens c( London, beiieged him in the Tower. After he had held out one Night, he delired leave to go out of the Kingdom : Which was granted him,
but upon condition he fhould refign the Catties he was potreffed of to fome certain Perfons ; accordingly he gave Sureties for the Performance of it. Firmi
thence he went to Canterbury, and afterwards to Dover, where he fpent fome time with Matthew de Clere, his Brother-in-Law, Conftable of the Caftle ; and
here, attempting to go out of the Kingdcm after he had given caution, and after the Lords Juftices had given the Inhabitants of Dover Orders net to let him
go out of the Realm, he was ferved in the manner related by Rapin. Brompt. p. 1226, 1227. Gervas, p. I577, I>7S. Rcrved. p. 70!.

[cfi Canterbury is here put by Miftake in the French for Roan; for it was the Archbifhop of Roan and not of Canterbury that was joined in Commiffion
with William Marejcttl, Earl of Pembroke, and Ceojjrey Fitz- Peers ; Baldivin Archbilhup of Canterbury went with the Kn.j, diu died during the Siege of
ai^on.

(10) Which the King granted them, when he heard of Longchamp's Mifdemeanors. Brompt. p. 1 194. See the Patent in Dicete, p. 659.

(rij They did not /hew it till now, when they produced it bcfoie the Parliament. Prompt, p. 1226.

(12) By a Parliament. See Brompt. ibid. Diceto, p. 664.

(13) Diceto fays, that the King ordained in his Letters Patents, that in cz(c: Lcngcbamp did not faithfully manage the Affairs of the Kingdom according
to the Advice of his Counfellors, they nai:ht aft with nit him ; particularly he enjoined that nothing IhouM be iranfactcd without the Archbiihop of >\ .-,
whom, as he faid, he had fent over for the better Defence of the Kingdom ; which if true, vindicates the Proceedings or that Alfcmbly. Ducto, p. 659.

(14) And of the Caftles ot Cambridge, Dover, and Hereford. Diceto, p. 665.
(ti) Into a Cellar. Brompt. p. 1227.

(16) As he was fitting on a Rock, waiting for a Boat with an Ell in his Hand, and a Parcel of Linnen, as if he had been a Pedlar j a Seaman came by,
and taking him for a Woman, went to kifs him ; and then offering at farther Indecencies, discovered him to be a Man ; but however marched eft" wiibc :t
faying any thing. A little after, fome Women coming by began to cheapen his Linnen ; but beini; a Frenchman, and undjerftanding little F.eglijh, he ceuid make
them no anfwer. Finding he would not fpeak, thiy pulled up the Hcod which was uver his Face, and then prelentl) law his black Bejra . upon which, c:;, -
ing out, the People came running in, and ufed him in the manner above. Hovcd. p. 400.

C J 7) After eight Days Imprifonmeni. Brompt. p. I22cl. Then a Parliament was called, which approved of, and confirmed the Archbiihop of Roan, i.
as Jufticiers of the Realm. Ibid.

(iS) He went to Flanders, thence to P.ir/j, and afterwards to Normandy, OScier 29. Brompt. ibid. Diceto, p. 665.

(19) While he had the Cuftody of the Tower of London, he built a Wall, and made the D.tch that is round it. Prompt, p. 1171. Hovcd. p. 665.

M. Wcfl. p. 2 ;S.

(20) The Citizens of Lend [wore fealty to him, in cafe his Blether died in his Expedition. Hovcd. p. 702.

(il) Before he left MeJ/ina, in Otlober, he made a Law concerning Shipwrecks, namely, That every Pcrfon which buffered Shipwreck, and got fafe on fbore,
Jlioeild enjoy all his Oods ; but if he di-d on Ship-board, his Children or other neareft Relation! were to have the G01 d , KCttrding as they caua make cut
their bcintt next of kin ; but if they had no Heirs nor near Relations, then the King was to have their Coeds. Br -..:. ,<■ 1187. H,'.-i. p. i- S.

(22) He was crowned with 1 Crown of Thorns in the Year 1099.



No. 13. Vol. I.



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ceecee.



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The HIS TORT of ENGL AN D.



Vol. I.



r : 9 1 . ceeded him, and governed eighteen years, leaving the
Crown by his Death to his Coufin Baldwin II, who en-
joyed it thirteen years. Fulk Earl of Anjou marrying his
Daughter, became King of Jerufalcm after his Father-in-
law's deccafe, and teigned eleven years. He had by his
fitft Wife, Geoffrey Earl of Anjou, and Father of Hen-
ry II. King of England. By his fecond Wife, Fulk had
two Sons, of whom Baldwin the eldeft fat on the Throne
of Jerufalcm twenty four years, and was fucceeded by his
Brother Alincric , who reigned twelve years. Baldwin
IV. his Son and Succeffor, finding himfelf childlefs, and
without hopes of Iffue, made his Nephew Baldwin, Son
of his eldeft Sifter Sibyl, by William of Montferrat, his
Heir. He died after a Reign of twelve years, leavin" the
Guardianfhip of young Baldwin V. and the Regency of
the Kingdom, to Raytnund Earl of Tripoli. Mean time
Sibyl, the King's Mother, married Guy of Luftgnan, who,
in Right of the Princefs his Wife, claimed the Guardian-
fhip of the King, and the Government of the State. The
Earl of Tripoli in vain oppofed his Pretenftons by urging
the late King's Will. Guy, fupported by his Wife, feized
the Regency, and quickly after became King himfelf by
Baldwin 's deceafe, not without Sufpicion of having haft-
ened his Death by Poifon, in order to mount the Throne.
Tti Caufe of This Revolution foon proved the occafion of one more
ib, Ufs tj f ata ]_ -j- he Earl of Tripoli preparing to endeavour to de-

Jerulalem. ,, . i i i , °

Vaiii'auf. throne Gay, whom he looked upon as an Ufurper, and
the Murderer of the late King, unfortunately for the Chii-
ftians of Pale/line, Guy bethought himfelf of applying to
Saladine Sultan of Egypt for aid. The Infidel Prince gladly
embraced fo fair an opportunity of recovering a Country,
from whence his Predeceffors were expelled ninety years
Saladine be- before. Under colour of affifting the King of Jerufalcm,
'o7p\\if" Reentered Palejline with a formidable Army, and immedi-
Vinifauf. 1 "'' ate 'y t0 °k ^ crcs or Ptolema'n, Afotus, Berytus, and fome
c. Maiirc;. other Places. At firft he pretended to act. only for the
An.Mara.an. King ; but at length thought he might fafely pull off the
mask ; and openly fhew, that his Defign was to drive the
Chriftians out of Pale/line. In vain did Guy, who too late
was fenfible of his Error, fhut himfelf up in his Capital.
As the City was but ill provided, it was not poffible for
him to hold out above a Month, or efcape falling into the
mdofjau- hands of his Enemy. After which he was forced to deli-
ukm. ver U p y}j ca i m t0 (he Sultan to obtain his Liberty. Thus

Saladine found means to deftroy at once both the Compe-
titors, whofe Quarrel furnifhed him with an opportunity
to carry his Arms into Palejline.
Tie Cbrijii- For the recovery of this loft Kingdom, the Kings of
am l,,fugc France and England had undertaken the prefent Expedi-
Vinifa'uf. iv>n, w ' tn numerous Armies conlifting of all the Nations
Brcmpt. in Europe, but chiefly of the French and Engli/lj. Before
\l" V pl' • Ph'lip's Arrival in Palejline, Guy of Luftgnan, Conrade
Marquis of Montferrat, 'James of Avefnes, and feveral o-
ther Princes and Lords, with fome German, Flemijh, and
Italian Troops had begun the Siege of Acres, which had
Philip «r- now lafted a whole year. As foon as Philip, who failed
'f"J\ d , firft from Meffina, landed his Men (i), he encamped
round the City, and continued the Siege, though with
little Succefs. Richard arriving afterwards (2) with frefh
Vinifeof. Troops, vigoroufly carried it on, and at length, after di-
1 ty vers fruitlefs Attempts to raife the Siege, Saladine furren-
• •■■"■''■ der'd the City by Capitulation (3).
ichaid Among the occurrences of this famous Siege, I muft

■" ,l ' c not forget one, which though in itfelf of no great impor-
.■ ,;ii.j. tar.ee, was attended with Confequences very remarkable,
and withal very fatal to the King of England. In an
Afihult made by the Chriftians, Leopold Duke of Aujlria
carrying one of the Towers, ordered his Banner to be
immediately ereiSted. Richard taking this Action as an
Injury to the two Kings, who commanded in chief, fent
fome of his Men to pull it down and tread it under foot.
Leopold refented this Aftront very heinouflv, but, as it was
not then in his power to be revenged, concealed his Re-
ientment till he had an opportunity to fhew it. Unhap-
pily for Richard, this opportunity offered when he leaft
expected it, and it will be feen in the Sequel, that the
Duke of Aujlria was but too well revenged.



The taking at Acres feemed to encourage the two Kings 1 191,
to form frefh Projects. But juft as the Chriftian Army ex- Dfflaaha
pected to march to Jerufalcm, the Diffention which arofe '''''""" ,u

t < wo /C/wj*

between the two Leaders, iruftrated their Expectations. Vinifauf.
Since their junction, Richard had acquired a certain Supert- R rompr.
ority, which extremely mortified the King of France. The lceto "
number and good condition of his Forces, his pcrfonal
Valour, of which he had given feveral Proofs at the Siege of
Acres, and the very taking of that City, of which he had
all the Honour, gained the particular Efteem and Regard
of the whole Army. Philip could not bear to fee aDiftinc-
tion fo advantagious to the King of England. Hisjealoufy
fhewed itfelf on all occafions, but as he durft not openly
complain that his Rival was more refpected than himfelf,
he fought other pretences to colour his Refentment. The Oompt,
firft he ufed was to demand of Richard half the Ifle of Cy- H ^ ci -
prus(a\), pretending they had agreed tofhare all their Con-
quefts. Richard made anfwer, their Agreement related
only to what was conquered upon the Infidels (5). Adding,
that Philip underftood it in that Senfe, fince he had taken
to himfelf what belonged to the Earl of Flanders (6), who
died at the Siege of Acres, without ever thinking to give
him a fhare. To this was added another occafion of
Quarrel. The Crown of Jerufalcm was in Difpute be- Brompt,
tween Guy of Lifignan, and Conrade Marquis of Mont-
ferrat. Richard took Guy's part, and Philip openly de-
clared for the Marquis. The Grounds and Reafons of their
refpeetive Pretenfions were briefly thefe.

Almeric King of Jerufalcm, had by his firft Wife, of The State of
the Houfe of Courtenay, Baldwin IV. his Succeffor, and '££$£-
a Daughter called Sibylla. By his fecond Wife, Niece to of Lufignaj^
Emanuel Emperor of Conftantinople, he had a Daughter and <**
named Ifabella. Sibylla was married firft to William of £^
Afontfrrat, by whom fhe had Baldwin V, Heir to Bald- Vinifeud
win IV, his Uncle. Sibylla's fecond Husband was Guy of Brom J*-
Luftgnan, by whom fhe had feveral Children, who all died
before their Mother. Ifabella, Sifter of Sibylla, by a fe-
cond venter, had alfo two Husbands. The firft was
Humphrey de Toron, who refufed the Crown offered him
by the Barons of Jerufalcm, after the Death of Bald-
win V. Her fecond Husband was Conrade Marquis of
Alontferrat, who claimed the Title of King of Jerufalcm-,
in Right ol his Wife, whofe eldeft Sifter was lately dead
without Iffue. The Queftion therefore was to know,
whether Guy of Luftgnan ought to keep the Title of King
of Jerufalcm, after his Wife Sibylla's deceafe ; or refigh it
to the Marquifs of Montferrat, whofe Wife was then fole
Heirefs of the Kingdom. Indeed, they were difputing
about an empty Title, for Saladine was Mafter of the Ca-
pital, and ahnoft all the Country. But however, the Title
was of confequence, at a juncture when it was expected,
the Kingdom would be reftored by the Arms of the Croifcs.
Philip efpoufed the Caufe of the Marquis of Montferrat, and HgvrJ.
perhaps for that very reafon Richard fupported Guy of Lu- Jf- Pjn ~
fignan ; fo jealous were thefe Monarchs one of another :
Scarce a day paffed, but fomething or other happened
which ferved to inflame their mutual Enmity. Philip was
jealous of Richard's Glory, who in his turn, complained
that Philip, out of fpite and envy, obftrucfed the Progrefs
of the Arms of the Chriftians. In the midft of thefe Hoved.
Contefts, they were both feized with the fame Diftem- E ">nipN
per (7), of which they were like to die, but efcaped with



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