Dreux, Philippe De
Dreux, Philippe De bishop of Beauvais, went twice to the Holy Land (1178 and 1190) to fight the infidels, and on his second visit remained a captive at Bagdad for some time. After his return he turned his arms against the English, fell into their hands in 1197, and was put by king Richard into a close prison. Pope Celestine III interposed with the king of England for his deliverance, but Richard declined, in a humorous reply. The bishop being finally set free, turned his arms, in 1210, against the Albigenses, and in 1214 he appeared on the field of Bouvines as one of the heroes of the day. He died in his diocese in 1217. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.