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siege of Acre


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1189–91.

The siege and capture of Acre during the Third Crusade was a great event. Acre was the chief town of the kingdom of Jerusalem and the siege commenced in 1189. Richard I joined the besiegers in June 1191. Despite efforts by Saladin to relieve the city, it surrendered in July. But the crusaders' advance south on Jerusalem stalled and in October 1192 Richard left Acre on his ill‐fated journey home.

Subjects: Military History.


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