This Day in Jewish History, 1191 Richard the Lionheart Defeats Saladin at Arsuf

The seaside skirmish was just one of the battles Saladin and the Crusaders fought, but it would be the one where the Muslim leader became shaken to the core.

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On this day, September 7, 1191, an army led by England’s King Richard the Lionheart conquered the seaside town of Arsuf from the forces of Saladin.