This article discusses the third crusade. The primary objective of the series of Crusades that were launched on Jerusalem and lasted for nearly two hundred years was to recover the Holy Land from the growing influence of Islam. The Third Crusade (1187-1192)
A tax called “The Saladin tithe” was levied in England and to some extent in France in 1188, in response to the capture of Jerusalem by ala-ad-Din in 1187. The Third Crusade (1187-1192)
Like the previous crusade, this attempt to recapture Jerusalem did not bear much fruit. However, other cities were captured by the Crusaders. The Third Crusade (1187-1192)
Although crusaders were able to capture a lot of land, they were unable to take control of Jerusalem. The Third Crusade (1187-1192)
One of ala-ad-Din’s distinctions is that despite of his win over the Crusaders, the Crusaders held a high opinion of ala-ad-Din and he gained the respect of many of his nemesis like Richard the Lionheart. The Third Crusade (1187-1192)
Although that never materialized because both Joan and al-Adil refused to marry someone outside their faith, it showed the respect that Richard had for his rival. The Third Crusade (1187-1192)
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