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Crusades

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The Siege of Acre in 1291 CE was the final fatal blow to Christian Crusader ambitions in the Holy Land. Acre had always been the most important Christian-held port in the Levant, but when it finally fell on 18 May 1291 CE to the armies of the Mamluk Sultan Khalil, the Christians were forced to flee for good and seek refuge on Cyprus. The Fall of Acre, as the shocking defeat became widely known in the West, was the last chapter of the Crusade story in the Middle East.

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Jigsaw Puzzle-Seventh Crusade (1248-1254). Conquest of Damietta (June 7, 1-500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle made to order

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A prolific and extremely talented wood and steel engraver, illustrator, and sculptor Gustave Doré created macabre Visions. Angels, demons, historical drama and human tragedy filled his detailed etchings. The Paradise Lost illustrations and Dante's Divine Comedy have become so praised that many have become macabre popular culture items in their own right.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine. - Queen of both France (Louis VII) and England (Henry II) - Joined the second crusade dressed herself and her ladies in knights armour. - Gave birth to 10 children, 2 of which became Kings of England (Richard the Lion-Hearted/John)

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♣ ''A Templar Knight is truly a fearless knight, and secure on every side, for his soul is protected by the armour of faith, just as his body is protected by the armour of steel. He is thus doubly armed, and need fear neither demons nor men." Bernard de Clairvaux, c. 1135, De Laude Novae Militae—In Praise of the New Knighthood.

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