To: I am Richard Brandon
Hi Richard, I’m still learning. Can you provide links to support your claim? THANKS
posted on 12/06/2010 8:50:19 AM PST
To: damonw; PIF
As I understand it, when Jerusalem surrendered, two of the conditions were the payment of 200,000 pieces of gold and the "restoration of the holy cross." When the money wasn't paid, 2,700 captives were slaughtered.
This is from Benedict of Peterborough edited by W Stubbs in 1867 vol ii, p 189, ibn-Shaddad, pp 164-5; all as quoted by Philip K. Hitti in "History of the Arabs" revised 10th edition, page 651 published by palgrave macmillan.
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