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The Crusades

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Medieval history scholar Dr Thomas Asbridge presents his account of the Crusades, the 200-year war between the Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. It's remembered as an incredibly violent battle with roots in religious fanaticism, but fresh research, eyewitness testimony and contemporary evidence from both factions shed new light on how two religions fought in the name of God. Among other story lines, the three-part miniseries traces the epic journey of the crusaders as they marched from Europe to Jerusalem; offers an examination of the Third Crusade and the legendary Richard the Lionheart and Muslim sultan Saladin; and reveals that the wars were not decided on the sacred ground of Jerusalem, but in Egypt.

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Dr. Thomas Asbridge traces the epic journey of the first crusaders as they marched from Europe to recapture the city of Jerusalem.
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Dr. Thomas Asbridge examines the Third Crusade; examining Richard the Lionheart, the king of England, and the mighty Muslim sultan Saladin, unifier of Islam.
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Dr. Thomas Asbridge traces the journey of the first crusaders as they marched from Europe to recapture the city of Jerusalem.