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The Third Crusade seen from different sides

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´╗┐By, Mohnish Mulgi 9X The Third Crusade seen from different sides 1) From Source A we can learn that the army of Lord Richard were really rich and wealthy as they had, ?Bright armour; pennons with their glittering emblazonry, banners, and lances with gleaming points...? we can also study from the passage that they were equipped and well prepared for a battle against Saladin?s army. We can assume that they were hard working and had many resources such as food and ?solid timber? in which they made a ?standard form of a long beam like the mast of a ship, made of solid timber and set on four wheels,? in which means they were ready to set off to capture Acre. Source A is useful as it supports the fact that Lord Richard had won the battle against Saladin, however it is not as reliable as he over exaggerated in saying ?Bright armour, pennons with their glittering emblazonry, banners, laces with gleaming points, shining helmets and coats of mail; an army terrible to the foe.? We can infer, from the source that he is bias as he said ?an army terrible to the foe,? meaning he was discouraging the enemy by saying it was terrible against them. ...read more.

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From Source D we can infer that Saladin was a selfish man as he never used to listen to his advisor Baha ?ad-Din for when he said ?I stood beside him trying to console him; but he would not listen to me...? meaning he was independent and he wrongly thought he was the best. Saladin was a self-determining man as ?God alone knows the depth of grief that filled his heart, after this battle,? meaning he wanted no one to know about his lifestyle and his secrets, before the war and after, also meaning he didn?t change; had his ego in him. Source D was useful as he was a victim there when he tried to ?console him? meaning he was interacting as well as being an eye witness and writing an account making it much more reliable. B) I think that Source D is much more reliable than Source C as Source D interacts as well as an eye witness whereas in Source C he was not present at the time. Finally in Source D he tried to ?console him? meaning he was interacting as well as being an eye witness and writing an account making it much more reliable. ...read more.

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4) There are many reasons to agree or disagree to the quote ?Richard the lion heart was the bravest crusader.?Many Christian agreed to the fact that he was a brave and strong man killing the Muslims; he also fought with his father King Henry II for he had, ?incarcerated their mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, after Henry II died Richard went to Fontervraud Abbey Church and when he saw his father?s dead body, he cried out, ?Alas! It was I who killed him!?? On the way to Jerusalem he had captured Acre with one of the princes, ?Leopold, Duke of Austria, and set up banners on walls of him? making him look strong, with a captured land. Richard was so brave and strong that he was called Lion-heart; he was very noble and good in some ways, but his fierce, passionate temper did him a great deal of harm. There were many reasons against Richard being the lion heart such as he watched men die in front of him and never did a thing. ?Many Muslims were killed when they went on a pilgrimage,? meaning they hated the Christian even more, making them disagreeing to Richard having the title ?Lion Heart?. In conclusion I think Richard should deserve the title ?Lion Heart? as he won Jerusalem back and freed his mother from prison. ...read more.

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