Richard the Lionheart vs. Cyprus | W.U Hstry

1191 saw many different battles in the Third Crusade, but one in particular that interests me is the battle between Richard I of England versus the leaders of Cyprus. This battle was not planned by either party, but rather an unforeseen opportunity of conquest brought about by a rather vicious storm while on route to Sicily. This storm wreaked havoc on the kings’ ships, destroying three of them. The survivors of these shipwrecks made their way to the shores of Cyprus, to find the natives peaceful and welcoming. The survivors were brought to a nearby castle by…

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