Monday, 28 June 2021

El Cid and the First Crusade - Part 3 of 4: Bohemond and the Battle for Antioch

A further look at the career of El Cid and the progress of the First Crusade.

The histories of El Cid and the First Crusade run almost parallel. Part 3 of our documentary opens in 1097, and focuses on Bohemond the Norman giant responsible for much of the success of the First Crusade. The soldiers of the First Crusade emerge from a Syrian mountain range and catch sight of an impregnable fortress – Antioch. If the crusaders want to advance, they will have to take the city.

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