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To: Antoninus
The literal plot concerns the desperate attempts of the Latin crusader kingdoms founded after the First Crusade to maintain a Catholic presence in the Holy Land amidst a rising Muslim backlash intent on driving them into the sea. All of the actions of Godfrey and the other characters revolve around this central drama, and most of the action takes place in the tumultuous years of the 1160s and 1170s leading up to the rise of Saladin and the disastrous defeat of the crusader armies at the Battle of the Horns of Hattin in 1187.

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4 posted on 10/18/2010 11:00:53 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Alex Murphy
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I must admit, I'm curious as to why you specifically pulled out that line.

You should read it, Alex. You might actually enjoy it. ;-)
6 posted on 10/18/2010 11:10:49 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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