“The Battle of Acre, 1189″ Saladin And The Crusades, from Lane-Poole, Part IV, Chapter XVI

Excerpt from Chapter XVI: “…When the fall of Jerusalem became known in Europe, a universal cry of dismay was heard in every court and camp and village… …To recover what was lost became the passionate desire of each pious knight, the ambition of every adventurer.

“The Pope issued a trumpet-call for a new Crusade, which should wash out every sin. Richard of England, then Count of Poitou, was the first to take up the Cross. The Kings of England and France made up their quarrel and received the sacred badge from the Archbishop of Tyre. Baldwin of Canterbury preached the Crusade, in which he was later to die before Acre, and a “Saladin Tax,” a tithe of every man’s wealth, was collected throughout the length and breadth of the land. …”

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Illustration – The Kurd’s Castle, Crac des Chevaliers:

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Plan of Acre in the Thirteenth Century

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Maps and Plans – Battle of Acre, 1189:

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7 thoughts on ““The Battle of Acre, 1189″ Saladin And The Crusades, from Lane-Poole, Part IV, Chapter XVI

  1. I wonder Aisha if mankind will ever be free from wars? It seems throughout History we have learn’t little in battle … Many thanks for sharing another important point in History ..

    love and Blessings Sue

  2. I agree with the comments here and like how you pout it aisha,

    “nothing new to learn from war, but humans just can’t leave off warring, unfortunately…”

    also, dropping by to send you well wishes and a “hello” your way today –

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