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Two of the more notable characters of the Crusade are Richard the Lionhearted (The King Richard of the Robin Hood movies) and Saladin.  For this assignment, I want you to write an essay about Richard the Lionhearted.  The question I want you to answer in your essay is whether he is a hero or an evil person.  Remember all educational objectives must be addressed in your essay.  This assignment is 80 points.

 

Educational Objectives –

 

1.         You will be able to describe why a Third Crusade was necessary.

 

2.         You be able to list the areas conquered by Richard on the way to and while in the “ Holy Land”.

 

3.         You will be able to explain why Richard had the Moslem hostages killed.

 

4          You will be able to describe the unusual actions of Saladin toward Richard during various battles.

 

5.         You will be able to explain why Richard had to cut the Third Crusade short without achieving all his goals.

 

Links –

 

1.         Read this to help you understand why a Third Crusade was necessary.

 

 

2.         Capture of Jerusalem by Saladin

 

 

3.         Richard’s Treatment of Moslem Hostages

 

 

4.         Again, we will use that site at Boise State University to help learn about the 3rd Crusade.  You are to read the following pages – 1, 2, 5 through 17.

 

 

5.         A primary source about the end of the Third Crusade.

 

 

6.         Images of Richard.