Battle of Arsuf, 7 September, 1191

A crusader army led by Richard the Lionheart and Hugh, duke of Burgundy, defeated a Muslim army lead by the great Saladin at Arsuf, a small town near Jaffa (third crusade).

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (21 August 2000), Arsuf, battle of, 7 September, 1191,

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