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The Battle of Hattin – from the Saracen point of view

The crusaders and Knights Templar suffered a horrific defeat at the Battle of Hattin and Tony McMahon examines the Saracen point of view of their victory

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Richard the Lionheart – not such a good king!

Richard the Lionheart is often depicted as a heroic figure in contrast to his brother King John but is this just propaganda? Was Richard actually a terrible despot?

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Richard the Lionheart massacres captives

Richard the Lionheart may have been more of a mass murderer than a crusader hero. After taking Acre he massacred thousands of Muslim captives

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