Children's Crusade, 1212 CE
A 19th century CE engraving by Gustave Doré of the Children's Crusade of 1212 CE.
Louis IX Captured During the Seventh Crusade
A 19th century CE illustration by Gustav Doré showing the French king Louis IX (r. 1226-1270 CE) and his capture by the army of the Ayyubid Empire during the Seventh Crusade (1248-1254 CE).
Siege of Damascus, 1148 CE
A 15th century CE manuscript illustration depicting the siege of Damascus in 1148 CE during the Second Crusade (1147-1149 CE). (Chronique d'Ernoul et de Bernard le Trésorier, British Library, London)
The Attack on Damietta, 1218 CE
A 13th century CE manuscript illustration depicting the attack on Damietta in Egypt in 1218-19 CE during the Fifth Crusade (1217-1221 CE). (From the Chronica Majorca by Matthew Paris, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)
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...
Krak Des Chevaliers
Krak des Chevaliers (also spelt Cracs des Chevaliers, and known in Arabic as Hisn al-Akrad) is a castle in Syria originally built for the Emir of Aleppo in 1031 CE but acquired and extensively rebuilt by the Knights Hospitaller in 1144 CE...
The Return of the Crusader
The Return of the Crusader by Karl Friedrich Lessing, 1808–1880 CE. (Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany)
Extent of the Teutonic Order c. 1300 CE
A map indicating the commanderies and territories (shaded blue) under the control of the Teutonic Order c. 1300 CE.
Christian & Muslim Playing Chess
An illustration from The Libro de los Juegos (13th century CE) that shows a game of chess between a Muslim and a Christian. (Monasterio de El Escorial, Spain)
Dating to the mid-13th century CE, this lamp was found near Acre, in present-day Israel. It measures 5.4 cm x 11 cm x 6 cm. (Metropolitan Museum, New York)