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First Crusade: Battle of Dorylaeum Blake Hill Brandon Alexander First Crusade: Siege of Jerusalem Seth Moss First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon.

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1 First Crusade: Battle of Dorylaeum Blake Hill Brandon Alexander First Crusade: Siege of Jerusalem Seth Moss First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon

2 Battle of Dorylaeum † This battle was almost a disaster for the crusaders. † They where slaughtered by Turkish archers. † 50,000 soldiers of Kilij Arslan, Seljuk Sultan of Rum attacked from the side. † The crusader’s army had 150,000 to 350,000 men. † The crusaders were forced back to their camps. † Duke Godfrey helped them defeat the Turkish army. (Rickard)

3 Crusaders armory during the battle of dorylaeum The sword was the main weapon used by a crusader. The dagger was the secondary weapon of a crusader. The battle axe is another weapon the crusaders used in battle The shield was used as weapon and defense. (Rickard)

4 Turkish archers The archer’s bow and arrows where his main choice of weapon archers used short swords as a secondary weapon. Turkish archer Turkish archer shooting a crusader. (Rickard)

5 Turkish armory The scimitar was the sword used by the Turks. The Turkish dagger. The axe was used by the strongest soldiers Turkish soldier with spear (Rickard)

6 Special weapons used in the crusades. Crusader’s catapult. Crusader siege tower. Crusader battering ram. Flaming arrows.

7 Siege of Jerusalem †T†T†T†The Crusaders assaulted the Muslims. †T†T†T†They built siege towers and launched their main attack. †A†A†A†After two attacks of different commanders the city walls fell. †T†T†T†The Crusaders massacred the Muslims. (Rickard)

8 Main Leaders of The Crusades Godfrey of Bouillon Baldwin of Boulogne Count Raymond IV of Toulouse

9 Count Raymond lV of Toulouse. Eldest, began at 60 Greedy, vain, obstinate Valuable leadership Questionable morals (Rickard )

10 Godfrey of Bouillon † B† B† B† Brother of Baldwin †W†W†W†Was a legend †B†B†B†Became the perfect knight †H†H†H†Had sibling feud. (Rickard)

11 Baldwin of Boulogne † Cold and distant. † Power hungry and arrogant † Did not want a position in the Church (Rickard )

12 Battle of Ascalon † The last battle of the First Crusades. † Al-Afdal raised 50,000 men to recapture the city. † Godfrey of Bouillon called scattered crusaders together. † The 10,000 crusaders were out numbered 5 to 1. † They charged Al-Afdal army by surprise. (Rickard)

13 Crusades Armor The crusades used body armor like this. This is a crusader dressed for war. Crusader s used helmets for protection. The crusaders also used armor for their horses. (Rickard)

14 Egyptian armor Egyptian used all types of armor like leather, chainmail, scale, lamellar, plate, ceramic and Kevlar armor for protection in battle. (Rickard)

15 Horse armor The crusaders used horse armor to protect their horses in battle. (Rickard)

16 Fortress defenses They had tall walls on top of hills with soldiers guarding the fortress inside and out. (Rickard)

17 Reference page Rickard, J. (3 April 2001), Battle of Dorylaeum, 1 July 1097, Rickard, J., Ascalon, battle of, 12 August 1099,


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