Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands - book competition
Lost Relics of the Knights Templar follows treasure hunters Carl Cookson and Hamilton White on the quest to uncover the truth about a hoard of mysterious relics, uncovered at a former Templar stronghold.
Joining Carl and Hamilton to bring his expert knowledge of the Templars to the show is presenter and best-selling author of ‘The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors’, Dan Jones.
In his latest book, Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands, Jones tells the the history of the Crusades, the sequence of religious wars that led to the founding of the Knights Templar in 1119
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Dan Jones, best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages, turns his attention to the history of the Crusades – the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh century and late medieval periods, in which armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule, and which have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West.
From the preaching of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II in 1095 to the loss of the last crusader outpost in the Levant in 1302-03, and from the taking of Jerusalem from the Fatimids in 1099 to the fall of Acre to the Mamluks in 1291, Crusaders tells a tale soaked in Islamic, Christian and Jewish blood, peopled by extraordinary characters, and characterised by both low ambition and high principle.
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