King of England. In 1187 Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria, brought fresh and vigorous leadership to the Muslims. When Jerusalem fell to the infidels, Christians with some reluctance responded to the cry for the Third Crusade (1189). King Richard was one of its three leaders. Eventually, as Frederick was drowned, and when Philip returned home, King Richard and Saladin remained the chief protagonists.
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