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Richard I, the Lionheart, was crowned King of England in 1189. Learn more about this gifted military leader who was central in the Third Crusade.

Richard I, the Lionheart, was crowned King of England in 1189. Learn more about this gifted military leader who was central in the Third Crusade.

The Third Crusade probably began on July 4, 1187, when the united Muslim forces of the Ayubbid dynasty led by Saladin drew the Army of Jerusalem out to the Horns of Hattin and crushed it. Description from jodyandrews.net. I searched for this on bing.com/images

‘Crusaders surrounded by Saladin's army’ was created in 1877 by Gustave Dore in Romanticism style. Find more prominent pieces of illustration at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.

The Seventh Crusade (1248-1254 CE) was led by the French king Louis IX (r. 1226-1270 CE) who intended to conquer Egypt and take over Jerusalem, both then controlled by the Muslim Ayyubid Dynasty.

The Seventh Crusade (1248-1254 CE) was led by the French king Louis IX (r. 1226-1270 CE) who intended to conquer Egypt and take over Jerusalem, both then controlled by the Muslim Ayyubid Dynasty.

What You Need to Know About the Crusades

What constituted a "Crusade"? How and when did the Crusades begin? Why did people go on Crusade? What impact did the Crusades have on Europe?

Knights Templar, Sergeant | Thank you Veronique! The Poor Fe… | Flickr

Thank you Veronique! The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon Active: c. 1119–1314 Allegiance: The Pope

Capture of Marra (1098). The Knight Templar is a definite anachronism.

“Pris de Marrah, 1098” is an oil painting by Henri Decaisne (1799-1852), a Belgian painter known for his portraits and historic pieces. This work depicts an episode of the First Crusade. It appears that the artist’s preparatory sketch of this painting has been recently sold on eBay, so I decided to show some of those …

The Siege of Acre in 1291 CE was the final fatal blow to Christian Crusader ambitions in the Holy Land. Acre had always been the most important Christian-held port in the Levant, but when it finally fell on 18 May 1291 CE to the armies of the Mamluk Sultan Khalil, the Christians were forced to flee for good and seek refuge on Cyprus. The Fall of Acre, as the shocking defeat became widely known in the West, was the last chapter of the Crusade story in the Middle East.

The Siege of Acre in 1291 CE was the final fatal blow to Christian Crusader ambitions in the Holy Land. Acre had always been the most important Christian-held port in the Levant, but when it finally fell on 18 May 1291 CE to the armies of the Mamluk Sultan Khalil, the Christians were forced to flee for good and seek refuge on Cyprus. The Fall of Acre, as the shocking defeat became widely known in the West, was the last chapter of the Crusade story in the Middle East.