Godfrey de Bouillon and crusaders   [59 x 96 cm]

Source of image: Bridgman images, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Embroidery: Dowlat Abu Shaweesh [Ne’ane], Ramallah, Palestine

The First Crusade began in 1099 when Pope Urban II called for a military expedition to help the Byzantines take control of the Holy Land. This inaugurated a period of two centuries in which Christians and Muslims often fought one another.

Era: Crusader Period (1099—1291)

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