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Slaughter in Jerusalem

Slaughter in Jerusalem

This medieval illumination depicts a battle scene from the First Crusade.  Its creator imagines what it was like when Adhémar de Monteil (Adhémar du Puy) allegedly charged the Saracens while brandishing the holy lance of Antioch.

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Media Credits

Illustration from the 13th century version of Histoire d'Outremer by William of Tyre, maintained at the British Library in the Yates Thompson Collection (No. 12, f. 29).

Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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