Happy Fourth of July and Hattin Day

Obviously today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day here in the United States. But around these internet parts it’s also the anniversary of the catastrophic Crusader defeat at Hattin, which led directly to Saladin’s conquest of Jerusalem and can therefore plausibly be considered the end of the briefly successful portion of the entire Crusading enterprise. Enjoy!

Author: DWD

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