Raymond III of Tripoli

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  • Why Did The Franks Lose The Battle Of Hattin?

    equal to the Saracen army .King Guy received advice from Count Raymond as Tiberias was his holding and he knew the land best. The king was advised to let Tiberias go as the Count believed that Saladin did not plan on keeping the city just plundering it and removing its defences before returning to their own kingdom. The count advised the King to also make attempt no attack on Saladin’s army , this was the same advice Raymond gave four years earlier to Guy that led to his removal as regent by Baldwin IV. The Count had reason for keeping the army in Saforie as he knew that the march between Saforie and Tiberias was waterless country and therefore they could not maintain the army in the dry climate. It is clear from the fact he was willing to sacrifice his own holding and allow his wife and men to be captured that Raymond was attempting to save the Kingdom and that by offering battle in an area without the right environment would lead to the decimation of the Franks. The King was willing to accept this advice which was also accepted by the Barons, however Gerard de Ridefort entered the kings tent that night and pressured the king to attack the Saracen army. Gerard was a strong ally of Guy’s and had helped him become king, Smail suggests the King believed that if he did not acquiesce to Gerard then he would no longer be able to count on the support of the Templars. Gerard had a personal vendetta against Raymond due to the Count reneging on a deal to allow Ridefort to marry…

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  • Similarities Between Baldwin III And Baldwin IV

    Baldwin III and Baldwin IV encountered many problems and difficulties when coming into power. To overcome these problems they needed a strong government a strong defence and a strong leadership abilities all of which the two leaders were lacking. Nevertheless the leaders did make or attempt to make several advancements for the kingdom. It should also be considered that the majority of problems faced by both leaders were beyond their control and they had little or no involvement in creating. To…

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  • Byzantium And The Crusades Compare And Contrast

    representatives to Pope Urban II asking for military aid from the West to help attack the advancing Turkish threat even though relations between Christians from the West and East had been intractable. Despite this, Alexius’ request came at a time when the situation had been improving . In November 1095, at the Council of Clermont in southern France, the pope called on Western Christians to fight alongside and aid the Byzantines as well as recapture the Holy Land from Muslim control. The pope’s…

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