4 Nov 2004, 5:35 a.m. - Clement

A History of the Crusades. Pictures of several pages can be viewed from right side of this link: http://www.ub.uio.no/uhs/bokskatter/mideast/katalog/fuller.html Fuller doesn't blush from the atrocities committed by all sides in that long series of conflicts. I think Sam's delight must have been at Fuller's turn of phrase and wit, more than content. In this reference to a plot by two monks in 1213 to entice probably homeless youth of Germany and France to join a crusade (to be instead delivered into slavery), Fuller guesses at a cause: "the devil, being cloyed with the murdering of men, desired a cordial of children's blood to comfort his weak stomach." Elegant trochees and iambs waltzing through horror. Sam must have chortled. (http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/books/relg/socialeccltheology/MemoirsofPopularDelusionsV2/chap8.html)

6 Sep 2014, 1:45 p.m. - Bill

Fuller's "Historie of the Holy Warre," fourth edition, folio, Cambridge, 1651, is in the Pepysian Library. ---Wheatley, 1899.

30 May 2016, 2:38 a.m. - Terry Foreman

Fuller, Thomas, 1608-1661: The History of the Holy Warre (Cambridge, 1640) (page images at HathiTrust) https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822035070077


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


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