Acre 1291: Bloody sunset of the Crusader states (Campaign #154) (Paperback)

Acre 1291: Bloody sunset of the Crusader states (Campaign #154) By David Nicolle, Graham Turner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Nicolle, Graham Turner (Illustrator)
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Description


Osprey's study of the battle at Acre, one of the last campaigns of the Crusages (1095-1291). In April 1291, a Mamluk army laid siege to Acre, the last great Crusader fortress in the Holy Land. For six weeks, the siege dragged on until the Mamluks took the outer wall, which had been breached in several places. The Military Orders drove back the Mamluks temporarily, but three days later the inner wall was breached. King Henry escaped, but the bulk of the defenders and most of the citizens perished in the fighting or were sold into slavery. The surviving knights fell back to their fortress, resisting for ten days, until the Mamluks broke through. This book depicts the dramatic collapse of this great fortress, whose demise marked the end of the Crusades in the Holy Land.

About the Author


David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of over a dozen books on medieval military history.



Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841768625
ISBN-10: 1841768626
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: August 10th, 2005
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign