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Top ten medieval battles – in the movies

Ten movies with great medieval battles! The first is the Battle of Montgisard in 1177 where the leper king of Jerusalem Baldwin IV managed to defeat a numerically superior Saracen force. Here’s how the movie Arn portrayed it. An incredible…

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The Battle of Hattin – from the Saracen point of view

The battle at the so-called Horns of Hattin was hugely important for the Crusades – to put it bluntly, it was a disaster for the Christian side. So, let’s summarise why this slaughter of a crusader army by the Saracens…

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Templar massacre at Jacob’s Ford in Syria

As the name suggests – Jacob’s Ford was a crossing point in the Holy Land where the river Jordan could be traversed. It was a hundred miles from Jerusalem where the leper king Baldwin IV ruled and felt somewhat emboldened…

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