This three part series is hosted by Dr Thomas Asbridge. Episode one details the origin of the crusades and tracks the journey of the first crusaders as they attempt to recapture Jerusalem. Episode two covers the epic clash between Britain’s Richard the Lionheart, and the legendary sultan Saladin, unifier of Islam. The final episode concludes with the arrival of the Mongol hordes and the end of the crusades.
Episode 1 Run Time: 58:53
Episode 2 Run Time: 58:59
Episode 3 Run Time: 58:55
What Were the Crusades? (Fourth Edition) by Jonathan Riley-Smith: Dot Points (Rafferty’s Rules)
The Pelican History of Medieval Europe by Maurice Keen: Dot Points (Rafferty’s Rules)
Medieval Europe Recommended Reading (Rafferty’s Rules)