The Complete Illustrated History of Crusades: An In-Depth Account of the Crusading Armies and Their Leaders, with More Than 425 Images of the Battles, (Hardcover)
This meticulously researched book provides an accessible history of the nine crusades between 1096 and 1272 plus smaller campaigns across Europe culminating in the Holy League's victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto. It covers the land the crusading knights lost and won, the kingdoms they established, the inspiration that motivated them, and the controversies that still surround them. It also features
some of the larger-than-life knights such as Robert of Jerusalem, Godfrey of Bouillon, Frederick II, and Richard the Lionheart and their contribution to the holy wars. Illustrated with over 400 images, and with expert text, this book is a beautiful and fascinating account of an extraordinary historical period.