Krak des Chevaliers
The castle of Krak des Chevaliers, Syria. Originally built for the Emir of Aleppo in 1031 CE, the castle was given to the Knights Hospitaller in 1144 CE, who extensively rebuilt it.
Richard I Marches to Jerusalem
A 19th century CE painting depicting Richard I (r. 1189-1199 CE) leading the march of the Crusader army to Jerusalem during the Third Crusade (1189-1192 CE).
Saladin's Army, from the Histoire d'Outremerby
A painting of the army of Saladin (1137-93 CE) from a 1337 CE French manuscript of Histoire d'Outremerby Guillaume de Tyr. The manuscript is from the National Library of France, in Paris.
Medieval Army Approaching a City Under Siege
Artist's depiction of a Medieval army approaching a city under siege. From the game Old World.
The Iberian Peninsula, c. 1000 CE
A map of the Iberian peninsula c. 1000 CE showing the divide between the Muslim Caliphate of Cordoba in the south and the Christian kingdoms in the north.
Saladin & the Unification of the Muslim Front: 1169-1187 CE
Saladin (c. 1137 – 1193 CE), the Muslim ruler who crushed the mighty Crusader army at the Horns of Hattin (1187 CE) and re-took Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader control, was born in a world where the disunity of the Muslims had...
Trade in Medieval Europe
Trade and commerce in the medieval world developed to such an extent that even relatively small communities had access to weekly markets and, perhaps a day's travel away, larger but less frequent fairs, where the full range of consumer goods...
Fourth Crusader Invasion of Egypt, 1168-1169 CE
A map depicting the Fourth Crusader Invasion of Egypt from 1168 - 1169 CE. This invasion led to the Zengid conquest of Egypt under the leadership of Shirkuh and Saladin (1137 - 1193 CE).
Medieval Knights: 12 of the Best
The knights of medieval Europe were meant to be the finest fighting men of their age, even more important, they were expected to be pure in thought and deed, as exemplified in the chivalrous code which they (usually) followed. Here are the...
Map of the Crusader States, 1229-1240 CE
A map indicating the territories controlled by the Crusader States or Latin East from 1229 CE to 1240 CE after the Sixth Crusade (1227-1229 CE)