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October 21 2021 9:45 PM ˚

The untold story of royal women who ruled the Middle East  

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(Photo: Queen of Jerusalem)
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In 1187 Saladin’s armies besieged the holy city of Jerusalem. He had previously annihilated Jerusalem’s army at the battle of Hattin, and behind the city’s high walls a last-ditch defense was being led by an unlikely trio — including Sibylla, queen of Jerusalem. اضافة اعلان

They could not resist Saladin, but, if they were lucky, they could negotiate terms that would save the lives of the city’s inhabitants.

Queen Sibylla was the last of a line of female rulers in the Crusader States. Yet for all the many books written about the Crusades, one aspect is conspicuously absent: the stories of women. 

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