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End of the Siege of Jerusalem

2nd October 1187

The Siege of Jerusalem took place from 20th September to 2nd October 1187. It resulted in the recapture of Jerusalem by Saladin and the near total collapse of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. This provoked the Third Crusade by providing it with its principal goal — to return Jerusalem to Christendom a second time.

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The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one… Read more...

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