This life. For those interested, below is my Authors foreword and acknowledgments from the soon to be released book 4. Author’s Foreword
Welcome to the fourth volume of Outremer. As with books one, two and three, I have had cause to refer again to factual research for both religious and historical accuracy, as well as many documents, abstracts and books on a wide range of subjects. I have therefore likewise inserted bibliographic references, all of which are listed at the rear of this volume.
There are many historical accounts of the events portrayed within book four as viewed and chronicled from both sides of the conflict, especially in relation to the assault at Cresson Springs, the Battle of Hattin and then Jerusalem. Consequently, I had to review many sources to try and gauge an as near accurate account as possible. This meant sifting through what was clearly propaganda of the time, to documented accounts written by such scribes as Ernoul to Saladin’s personal secretary. I have not shown favour or bias to either side but detailed the facts as they happened. Some of the codes and information revealed within Outremer was not established or reconfirmed until the twentieth century. I have therefore added confir¬mation details in my Epilogue and appendix section so those readers who wish to validate or investigate further may do so.
I have already covered my acknowledgements and made my thanks known previously but I again, and at the risk of repeating myself, would like to express my gratitude to those few friends who have gone well beyond what was asked or expected of them over the past few years. They know who they are but without them, book four would not have been completed. Also to the continued support and help of those landowners involved in the codes contained within Outremer. But ultimately, and finally, it really is to you, the reader, who has journeyed through these pages and persevered that my heartfelt thanks must go out to. For giving your time to read what I have simply penned. I hope you have found the journey an interesting one. (Rest of this is on my facebook page) #knights #holygrail
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