Third Crusade History – Highlights of Junes 1190-1194

Charlene Newcomb

map ©2014 Dennis Lukowski map ©2014 Dennis Lukowski

I thought I would highlight some significant events that occur during the month of June in the years of my novels, Battle Scars I & II.  Battle Scars I: Men of the Cross takes place from March 1190 – March 1193; book II, For King and Country, is in England from April 1193 – April 1194.

1190

27 June  – King Richard and an elite force of knights leave Tours on the march to Vezelay to meet King Philip of France, and then move on to Marseille, where Richard’s fleet is supposed to rendezvous. BS I: Tours (ch. 4) is where Sir Henry and Sir Stephan first encounter two young thieves who will change their lives.

1191

1 June – Cyprus falls to King Richard. The fleet sails for Acre on 5 June.

8 June – King Richard’s fleet arrives in Acre, a city…

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