Crusades

In LONDON's 'The Saint', Alderman Bull is able to buy back his Saxon family's old estate from a knight who - not untypically - has been ruined by taking part in the Second Crusade. The best known crusade in English history, however, is the Third Crusade, of which Richard the Lionheart was a leader. An account for the preparations for this, including the cynical selling of noble ladies to raise money, and the terrible anti-Jewish riots at Richard's coronation is given in 'The Mayor'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Hard to believe, but this month of April is the 50th anniversary of the 'official' break-up of the Beatles. This author was a very timid young student at Cambridge then. But the far more worldly and talented guy who had the room across the corridor from me had a lovely girlfriend who worked for John Lennon; and one day they scooped me up and took me to Lennon's house at Ascot. The white house with the white piano. Lennon himself wasn't there, but all the same . . . Fifty years later, that day is still so vivid




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