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The Crusades – Clash of the Titans episode 2

In The Crusades - Clash of the Titans episode 2, Dr Thomas Asbridge offers a piercing examination of the Third Crusade and the two renowned figures who have come to embody Crusader war: Richard the Lionheart, king of England, and the mighty Muslim sultan Saladin, unifier of Islam. Drawing on fascinating eyewitness accounts and contemporary records, Dr Asbridge constructs an insightful and nuanced picture of these men and their fiercely fought struggle for the Holy Land.     Almost perfectly…

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The Daunting Fortress of Richard the Lionheart

The Daunting Fortress of Richard the Lionheart: to protect his rich and strategic lands in France, the English king, Richard the Lionheart, decided to build an impregnable castle to bar the route along the Seine, thus asserting his supremacy in Normandy.     Four years later, France’s King Philip besieged the site at the head of an army of 6,000 men.   The Daunting Fortress of Richard the Lionheart   Château Gaillard is a ruined medieval castle, located 90 metres…

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