This is a favorite used to demonstrate the evil nature of the Crusades. It is certainly true that many people in Jerusalem were killed after the Crusaders captured the city. But this must be understood in historical context.
I hate it when descriptions of human blood flowing in streets, at some points up to a horse's brisket hitch are taken out of context. With this context stuff Richard could have been called the big pussy cat instead of the Lion Heart.
posted on 12/06/2010 7:22:37 AM PST
(For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
Myth 3 - I thought that it was pretty well documented that Richard took the inhabitants of Jerusalem out and systematically beheaded them all.
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