Richard the Lionheart's Siege of Jerusalem Delayed

Richard the Lionheart's Siege of Jerusalem Delayed

Richard I Lionheart, King of England
Source: Adam Bishop

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After deciding that a siege of Jerusalem during the winter weather would be unwise, Richard the Lionheart's Crusading forces move into the ruined city of Ascalon, demolished by Saladin the previous year in order to deny it to the Crusaders.

 

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