The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge

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If you enjoy medieval history, are fascinated by the Crusades – all five of them – and if you also like to read about strategy, warfare and cunning politicking this is a book for you. An excellent read.

The period covered 1095 – 1291. Featured characters: Saladin, Baybars, Richard the Lionheart, Louis IX, Godfrey of Bouillon, popes, dukes, princes, knights, slaves, prostitutes and paupers.

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