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WE WERE THERE with Richard the Lionhearted in the Crusades
WE WERE THERE with Richard the Lionhearted in the Crusades Author:Robert N. Webb "In allowing yourself to be easily defeated, you conserve your strength for the final battle. Remember, it is always the final victory that counts." — Stern words, these. But young Guy Faversham listened carefully to every word. For the man who spoke was Richard the Lionhearted, King of England, crusader bound for the Holy Land - and Guy was t... more »o be his squire in battle!
The year was 1189. For three years the Saracens had held Jerusalem. Now Richard, upon his oath, would lead his forces with those of the French king, Philip, against Sladin and his hordes.
The trek from France, across to Sicily, by sea to Cyprus, then at last to the Holy Land, was hard, ever endangered by marauders, storms and enemies of the King. Yet Guy little realized that the way home to England would bear even greater trials for the valiant King and his loyal squire than ever did the Saracen-held plains of the Holy Land.« less