Osprey's examine of the conflict at Acre, one of many final campaigns of the Crusages (1095-1291). In April 1291, a Mamluk military laid siege to Acre, the final nice Crusader castle within the Holy Land. for 6 weeks, the siege dragged on until eventually the Mamluks took the outer wall, which have been breached in numerous areas. the army Orders drove again the Mamluks quickly, yet 3 days later the internal wall was once breached. King Henry escaped, however the bulk of the defenders and lots of the electorate perished within the scuffling with or have been offered into slavery. The surviving knights fell again to their citadel, resisting for ten days, until eventually the Mamluks broke via. This publication depicts the dramatic cave in of this nice castle, whose loss of life marked the top of the Crusades within the Holy Land.

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