No accurate record exists of how many people responded to Pope Urban II’s call, but estimates suggest anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000 people joined the First Crusade.
The Siege of Acre, sometimes known in Christendom as the Fall of Acre, marked the last attempt to exert Crusader influence in the Holy Land.
The Knights Templar was formally abolished by Pope Clement V, but Molay’s execution secured his place as one of the Order’s most famous members.
Anti-Semitic attacks spread across England and reached York in March 1190.
In return for the crusaders’ unconditional surrender, Saladin agreed that anyone who paid a ransom would be able to leave the city in safety.
On the 27th November 1095, Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade with an impassioned speech at the Council of Clermont.
On 2nd October 1187, the Siege of Jerusalem came to an end when Saladin captured the city from the crusaders who had ruled the city since 1099.
On the 18th May 1291, the Crusader-controlled city of Acre was seized by the Muslim forces of the Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Khalil.
On the 18th March 1314 Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was executed on the orders of King Philip IV.