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Research Paper On The Third Crusade

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The Third Crusade was the journey of three European leaders into battle with Saladin, the Muslim Sultan of Egypt. In 1187, Saladin gained control of Jerusalem, sparking conversations between Christians all around Europe that the idea of Muslims parading around the Holy Land was horrible and they had to do something. Of course the leaders of many nations heard of this, most notably Richard I, King Philip II of France and the Emperor of Germany, Frederick Barbarossa, who decided to crusade into the Middle East and get Jerusalem back. On the way there, many things happened, probably most importantly that when the German Emperor drowned, at the age of 70, the whole German army decided to go back home. Richard and Philip continued with their armies.
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