Chronicles of the Crusades - Part 2, Chapter 3: Voyage to Cyprus through Chapter 7, Battle of Mansourah Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 3: Voyage to Cyprus through Chapter 7, Battle of Mansourah Summary and Analysis

Joinville leaves his home to reach Marseilles. They find themselves in Cyprus on a Saturday. They land, and find King Louis already there with many provisions. The king sends religious gifts to the nearby King of Tartars in an attempt to recruit more followers. When Joinville finds he cannot pay his knights, the king offers to place him into his service, and pays him enough to cover the knight's pay.

Joinville is summoned by the Empress of Constantinople to Paphos only to find her without a proper wardrobe. He sends her materials to make clothing, and binds himself to help her husband upon their return from the Crusade. Meanwhile, the Sultan of Cairo is poisoned by emissaries of the Sultan of Homs.

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