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Depiction of Richard being pardoned by Emperor Henry VI, c. 1196

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Steven Runciman’s profile of Richard the Lionheart offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait.

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A crowd watches the destruction of the last camp hut.

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A guide to the key moments in the history of the Crusades.
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