Today in History: The Third Crusade’s Siege of Acre begins (1189)

On (or around) August 28, 1189, an army led by the titular “King of Jerusalem” Guy of Lusignon, who had in point of fact lost Jerusalem to the armies of Saladin almost 2 years earlier, laid siege to the city of Acre. The siege would last almost two years until the forces of the Third Crusade, led by King Richard I of England, King Philip II of France, and Duke Leopold V of Austria, conquered the city in July 1191.

Source: Today in History: The Third Crusade’s Siege of Acre begins (1189)

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