This Day in Jewish History / Crusaders Break Through Defenses and Conquer Jerusalem

Eyewitness reported that soldiers were 'riding in blood to their knees, and up to the reins of the horses’ as locals fled for their lives.

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On July 15, 1099, the Crusader siege of Jerusalem succeeded in breaking through the Fatimid defense of the city and conquering it. Taking possession of the site where Jesus had been crucified and, according to...