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A compelling take on the Crusades—from religious eccentrics to homicidal maniacs

An avowadly pluralist account takes in both Christian and Muslims views

By Josh Ireland   October 2019
Crusaders in a wood from rusaders in flight in a wood. Image taken from the 14th century Chroniques de France ou de St Denis

Crusaders in a wood from rusaders in flight in a wood. Image taken from the 14th century Chroniques de France ou de St Denis

This new history of the Crusades by historian Dan Jones features an astonishingly high body count, and a cast of characters that range from intrigue-addicted courtiers to homicidal maniacs and religious eccentrics—Margaret of Beverley, for one, went to war with a saucepan for…

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