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De bad no part in Sicilian tradition; much later, when Henry VI planned his crusade, it W1lS purely a German venture, looked upon by the Sicilians only as a means of their being exploited. Compare Cerone, L'Opera . . di Ruggiero II in Africa td in Oritnlt, p. 10. Cb. I NORMAN KINGDOM OF SICILY AND THE CRUSADES If the old count's attitude had prevailed after his death in 7 I IOI, his widow Adelaide would not have fallen into the trap when in I I I 3 wily politicians invited her to marry king Baldwin I of Jerusalem.
He too had a marriage to propose, between duke Roger, his eldest son, and a Byzantine princess. For a moment it seemed that the curious project might succeed. Angered by alleged associations between his rival to the Byzantine throne and the Norman refugees at Conrad's court, Manuel sent one of his courtiers, Basil Xeros, to Sicily to negotiate a pact with Roger. Sicilian money to write into the pact provisions detrimental to the interests of the Byzantine emperor - conceivably recognition of Roger's claim to Antioch, or some other territory claimed by Byzantium.
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