Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Sixth Crusade: A Concise Overview for Students

Real Crusades History #73. And don't forget the Real Crusades History website!

This video follows the Crusade of Emperor Frederick II, who restored Jerusalem to Christian rule for the first time since 1187. The Sixth Crusade is a fascinating tale of cunning, faith, and the intricacies of diplomatic exchange between Christian and Muslim kingdoms. It was Al-Kamil, Saladin's own nephew, who would surrender Jerusalem to the Crusaders. The Crusaders would hold Jerusalem for some fifteen years, until 1244. The Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights, and the Knights Hospitaller also figure prominently in the story.

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