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A Byzantine Plot

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A battle from the First Crusade: Few historical events have inspired more research.
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In 1096, tens of thousands of Christians set out from Western Europe to oust Muslim overlords from Jerusalem, 2,000 miles away.

By 1099, against almighty odds, the crusaders took the city by slaughter. Only one crusader in 10 reached Jerusalem; three...

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