Born of a mixture of religious fervour, military ardour and political will, the Crusades remain a fascinating and misunderstood aspect of medieval history. Founded amid immense suffering and bloodshed the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The Crusades gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hospitallers as well as numerous smaller orders, and were a backdrop to the careers of some of history’s most famous leaders including Richard ‘The Lionheart’ and Saladin. David Nicolle recounts the background and events of these fundamental campaigns that scarred the Middle Ages.
With detailed artwork and many photographs (black and white) this book provides an excellent introduction to the subject including the Knights Templar and other Orders which fought in the Holy Land during the Crusades.
This book is more concerned with the uniforms, equipment, tactics and personalities than with a descriptive history of The Crusades.
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