#GoMedieval with Battle Castle: Crac des Chevaliers, which premieres Feb. 23 on History Television. Story, pictures and video from the crown jewel of Crusader castles.
Castle Features: The Build: Crac des Chevaliers, Gaillard, Dover, Conwy, Malbork & Malaga
The Mamluk Sultan Baybars seized power in 1260 and united Egypt and Syria, a move that threatened the position of the remaining Western Christian political authority in the east.
Castle Features: Location: Crac des Chevaliers, Gaillard, Dover, Conwy, Malbork & Malaga
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Baybars laid siege to Crac des Chevaliers in 1271. He also unsuccessfully tried to kill the man who was to become Edward I of England.
Saladin was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria, but there were limits to his power. Even he could not wrest control of Crac des Chevaliers from the Crusaders.
Several castellans commanded Crac des Chevaliers over its construction and one masterminded its defence when the Muslim ruler Sultan Baybars laid siege in 1271.
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Battle Castle with Dan Snow will air in Canada Feb. 23 on History Television! First up - the epic tale of Syria's Crac des Chevaliers, the crown jewel of Crusader castles.